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This is 28-year-old Mary. She is married and has two children, aged 7 years and 1 year. In 2011, Mary established her foodstuff business. She began her business as a way to complement the effort of her husband in terms of domestic problems. Working six days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 800,000 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. She requires a loan in order to buy bags of rice, bags of onion and some rubbers of cooking oil. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 500,000 SLL. In the future, Mary plans to rent a table in a central market to continue her business. She is hardworking and 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
  • 4,369.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Mary to buy bags of rice, bags of onion and some rubbers of cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014