Isata K. is married to a diamond miner. They have two children in primary school. Isata sells lace and fabrics at a popular market called Roma along Gerehun Road. She needs a loan to buy fabrics that are popular with her customers. She intends to use the proceeds from the loan to pay for her children's schooling and to get materials to start building a house.
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.