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This is 35-year-old Adama. She is widowed and has four children aged 20, 18, 7 and one year old; two are school-going children. She has one additional dependent who lives with her to assist in her business.

In 2003, Adama established her nappies, wrappers, bedspreads, undervests, socks, braces, etc. business. She began her business because she used to assist her mother in business. After she got married, her father together with her husband gave her some amount of money to start a business. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 665,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000.

Adama requires a loan in order to buy nappies, wrappers, bedspreads, underwear, and powder. In the future, Adama plans to build another house, provide quality education for her children and open a shop. This loan will help her to increase her stock and maximize her profit. 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
  • 46
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Adama to buy nappies, wrappers, bedspreads, underwear, and powder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014