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This is 34-year-old Idriss. He is married and has three children, aged 3, 5, and 11. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him to help his wife's younger sister with her education.

In 1998, Idriss established his textiles, trimmings, and soft drinks business. He began his business because he wanted to be self-reliant after dropping out of school. His business is located in the city center and his main customers are adults. Working seven days a week and 14 hours a day, he earns about 1,280,550 SLL every month from this business.

He would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Idriss has already received and successfully repaid six loans, and now requires a new loan in order to pay for additional drinks, poplin and thread. He hopes that this loan can improve his stock and raise his profits. In the future, Idriss plans to improve the soft drinks trade and expand; he hopes to be able to open outlets within the town. He thanks you for your support.

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About the Association or Rural Development

The Association for Rural Development (ARD) is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Sierra Leone. Established in 1989, ARD has offered individual and group loans to support small-scale businesses across the country for two decades. You can learn more about ARD on its partner profile page, support the organization and its staff by joining the ARD lending team, or lend to another one of its borrowers currently raising funds on Kiva.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 14
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Idriss to pay for textiles and soft drinks to sell in his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014