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This is 39-year-old Nancy. She is married and has two children, aged 15 and 12 years.

In 2001, Nancy established her commercial batteries torchlight business. She began her business because she wanted to fight poverty and to be self-reliant. Working six days a week and eight hours a day, she earns about SLL 700,000 every month from this business.

Nancy would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Nancy requires a loan in order to buy enough batteries and torchlights since she now has more customers. Nancy plans to rent a shop in the future. She thanks you for your support.

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About the Association for 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
  • 46
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.6
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Nancy to buy batteries and torchlights to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014