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This is 44 year old Yusuf. He is married and has 4 children aged 13, 7, 6, and 8 months.

In 2009, Yusuf established his food stuff, seasonings, maggi, and salt business. He began his business because he was trained as a business man. Working 7 days a week and 9 hours a day, he earns about 600,000 SLL every month from this business.

He would like to borrow 3,000,000 SLL . Yusuf requires a loan in order to buy more Maggie Seasoning and salt to sell.

In the future, Yusuf plans to expand his business and to also see his children educated at the university level. He is very hard working

He thanks you for your support.

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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
  • 41
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,288.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Yusuf to buy more Maggie Seasoning and salt for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015