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This is 30-year-old Alima. She is married and has one child aged 7 years old and school-going. In 2008, Alima established her skirt, jeans, stretch tops, tights, middi-dresses, etc. business. She began her business because she was not privileged to attend school because her father set no value on girl child education; she was only introduced to farming. She later ran away from her father and somebody picked her up. The money the person usually gave her for breakfast was accumulated and was used to start this business.

Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 800,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,500,000. Alima requires a loan in order to buy shirts, jeans, middi-dresses and stretch tops. In the future, Alima plans to complete her house, educate her child and acquire a shop. This loan will help her to achieve some of her future plans. She is a hardworking and honest businesswoman. 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
  • 45
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,082,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Alima to buy shirts, jeans, middi-dresses and stretch tops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014