This is 48-year-old Augustus. He is married and has no children. He has three additional dependents, who live with him because one is in college and the other two are in secondary school and they need support from him.
In the year 2000, Augustus began making soap from locally produced products. He began his business when he lost his job and believed doing the soap business could be a good source of income for him. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about 826,400 SLL every month from this business. He needs a loan of 3,000,000 SLL.
Augustus requires a loan in order to buy palm oil and caustic soda to produce more soap. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 157,016 SLL.He thanks you for your support.
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.