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This is 58-year-old Fanta. She is married and has four children aged 25, 21, 18 and 15. In 1998, Fanta established her provisions and rice business. She began her business in order to assist her husband in taking care of the home. Her business is located at city centre, and her main customers are both men and women. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 800,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Fanta requires a loan in order to buy mayonnaise and milk. She hopes that this loan will enable her solve her domestic problems. In the future, Fanta plans to educate her kids and to rent a shop along Maxwell Kobe Street. She appreciates the gesture she is receiving from kiva. 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
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,290.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Fanta to buy provisions and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014