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Update on Isata

This is 30-year-old Isata. She is married and has 3 children aged 9, 5 and 3. She has 1 additional dependent who stays with her for schooling.

In 2007, Isata established her plastic pan and dishes business. She began her business just to enhance her independence. Her business is located at the city centre and her main customers are both men and women. Working 7 days a week and 9 hours a day, she earns about 500,000 SLL every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. Isata has already received and successfully repaid 1 loan and now requires a new loan in order to buy dozens of plastic dishes for 1,500,000 SLL and dozens of pan dishes for 1,500,000 SLL. She hopes that this loan will increase her stock level. In the future, Isata plans to rent a larger shop and to educate her children She appreciates the gesture she is receiving from Kiva. She thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 28-year-old Isata, a married mother of three children aged seven, four, and two years. In 2007, Isata established her plastic dishes business both to earn a living and to enhance her independence. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 720,000 each month. Isata i... More from Isata's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    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 Isata to buy more plastic dishes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Isata. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2012. Learn More