Mariama J. is a widow with four children. She is an experienced trader who has traded for thirty years. She owns a shop along Fenton Road where she sells provisions. She is assisted by her children in the shop.
Mariama is a client with a very good credit history. She is seeking a loan in order to buy more provisions. She hopes to use the proceeds from the loan to start construction on her reserved site and to educate her children.
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.