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This is 31 year-old Alhaji. He is married, and has one child aged 3 months. In 2003, Alhaji established his rice, sugar, oil, salt, onions and cement business. He began his business because he left school at Senior Secondary School. He became a public motorbike rider for 9 months. In the 10th month, he bought his own motorbike. He rode for some years and sold the bike and opened a shop. Working 7 days a week and 14 hours a day, he earns about SLL 1,205,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Alhaji requires a loan in order to buy rice, maggi, salt, oil, and cement. In the future, Alhaji plans to build a house, expand the business and educate his daughter. The loan will help to generate more income. Inadequate capital is his major challenge. He thanks you for supporting business people in Sierra Leone. He 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
  • 40
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,369.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Alhaji to buy rice, maggi, salt, oil, and cement.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014