Mabinty is a hardworking and very determined businesswoman. She lives at Isha Street Makeni and and has her business centre at Church Street Makeni. She is married to a trader who is also an active partner in the business and they have seven dependents. She was initially financed by her husband and began trading junk (used clothing) which she has now done for 14 years. She is in need of a loan to increase her stock and also intends to use the proceeds of her loan to help their children acquire university education and construct a dwelling house for herself and their family.
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.