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This is 35-year-old Idrissa. He is married, and has two children aged six and four years old. One is a school going child. In 2010, Idrissa established his business selling electronic torches, tapes and radios. He began his business because as the second child of five, his parents were poor farmers and could not afford to send all of them to school. His elder brother was fortunate to be admitted to school whilst he helped on the farm. Years later he decided to leave the village and looked for new opportunities in big towns. He started as a peddler and improved his business over the years. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about SLL 678,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Idrissa requires a loan in order to buy electronic lamps and radios. In the future, he plans to improve his business and his family. Competition and the rainy season are his challenges. He is looking forward to funding as he requires more capital. He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 38
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,369.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Idrissa to buy electronic lamps and radios.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014