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This is 26-year-old Bakisatu. In 2009, Bakisatu established her local foodstuffs business, selling garri (tapioca), groundnuts, bennie (sesame), pepper, palm oil, and other items. She began her business because she wanted to help reduce the poverty rate in her family. She operates her business 7 days a week and 10 hours a day. Bakisatu would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000 in order to buy garri, groundnuts, bennie, pepper, and palm oil from the farmers in the villages. She hopes that this loan will help her earn more profit to help support her family. 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
  • 40
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Bakisatu to buy more food like garri and bennie.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 10, 2015