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This is 36-year-old Salamatu. She is widowed and has three children aged four, nine and fourteen. She also has one additional child living with her in order to assist a younger sister in her schooling. In 1998, Salamatu established her business selling cooking utensil and cups after dropping out of school, to help her husband pay their household expenses. Her business is located in the city center and her main customers are local adults. Working seven days a week and 14 hours a day, she earns about 1,106,550 Sierra Leonean leones (SLL) every month from this business.

Salamatu would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL in order to pay for additional plates, dishes and sauce pots. She hopes that this loan will improve her stock and raise profits. In the future, Salamatu plans to expand the business to the outskirts of town and hopes to be able to make more profit. 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
  • 44
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,290.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Salamatu to buy more stocks of plates, dishes and sauce pots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014