Fatu K. is a grocery vendor and she has been in this business for two years. She is 30 years old. She has been a client with ARD and has taken three successive loans, which she has repaid without any problem. She wants to increase her stock of items so that she can increase her income. She spends 14 hours every day in her stall.
Fatu is married with one child. The family has bought a piece of land, on which they intend to construct a small house. Fatu is respected by her peers and is serious with her business.
About the Association or 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.