Kadijatu B. is a single mother with two kids. She separated from her husband some years ago. She has four dependents other than her children staying with her. She rents a shop in a market area called Fire Burn in Freetown, and sells textiles.
In the early stages of her business career she started off by selling confections, but because the profit was small she then went into textiles and has been in it for five years now.
Kadijatu intends to buy more stock and use the proceeds from this loan to care for her family and grow her capital.
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.