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Update on Salamatu

This is 36 year-old Salamatu. She is married and has 3 children aged 3, 4 and 14. She has 1 additional dependent who lives with her, her younger sister, and she is helping her with her education. In 1998, Salamatu established her cooking utensils business. She began her business just to be self reliant and cater for the needs of the children. Her business is located in the city center and her main customers are adults. Working 7 days a week and 14 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,469,725 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Salamatu has already received and successfully repaid 1 loan, and now requires a new loan in order to buy bowls, tea cups and plates. She hopes that this loan will improve her stock and raise her profit. In the future, Salamatu plans to expand the business to other areas of the town. She thanks you for your support.

Previous Loan Details

This is 36-year-old Salamatu. She is widowed and has three children aged four, nine and fourteen. She also has one additional child living with her in order to assist a younger sister in her schooling. In 1998, Salamatu established her business selling cooking utensil and cups after dropping out ... More from Salamatu'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
  • 4,337.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Salamatu to buy more stock of plates, dishes and sauce pots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Salamatu. It was first posted on Kiva on Aug, 2013. Learn More