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This is 38-year-old Mariatu. She is married and has three children, age 10, 8 and 5 years.

In 2008, Mariatu established her provision business. She began her business because she wants to help her husband in some family responsibilities. Her business is located in the outskirts and her main customers are all classes of people. Working seven days a week and 18 hours a day, she earns about SLL 260,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Mariatu requires a loan in order to buy more provisions such as milk, sugar, etc., for resale. She hopes that this loan will support her through proper use.

In the future, Mariatu plans to educate her children to university level. 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
  • 39
    View loans »
    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 $700 helped Mariatu to buy more provisions such as milk, sugar, etc., for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 10, 2015