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Update on Kabba

This is 50-year-old Kabba. He is married and has four children, aged 13, 10, 7 and 1 years old. Three are going to school.

In 2010, Kabba established his business selling plastic shoes for men, women and children. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about 1,300,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan for the amount of 5,000,000 SLL in order to buy bundles of plastic shoes, sandals and slippers.

Kabba has bought a motorcycle, instead of a vehicle, and a piece of land. He has not yet been able to open a shop because of inadequate capital. This loan will help to expand his business. He is a hard-working and committed businessman. He thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 49-year-old Kabba. He is married and has 4 children aged 12, 9, 6 and 4 months old. 3 going to school. In 2010, Kabba established his business selling plastic shoes for men, women and children. He attended school up to Class 5 and dropped out because of poverty. His father took him to a g... More from Kabba'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
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,332.4
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Kabba to buy bundles of plastic shoes, sandals and slippers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Kabba. It was first posted on Kiva on Feb, 2013. Learn More