Alikalie is married with two children and five dependents. His wife is also a businesswoman. He has been in business for about five years. He owns a shop that is located by the Ferry Terminal in Freetown, where he sells drinks and provisions. He spends most of his time in the shop, helped at times by his younger brother who stays with him.
Adikalie is seeking a loan to help him acquire more stock, thereby increasing his profit. He hopes to use the proceeds from the loan to care for his family's daily needs. He also plans to expand his shop.
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.