This is 48-year-old Abass. He is married and has three children aged 9, 6 and 4. He has two additional dependents, who live with him because the one is his brother's sister and the other is his neighbour son's; they came for assistance for their schooling.
In 1982, Abass established his Ready-Made-Wear business. He began his business because he wants to be self reliant. Working 7 days a week and 8 hours a day, he earns about 2,214,000 SLL every month from this business. He needs a loan of 4,000,000 SLL. He requires a loan in order to buy jeans, shirts, and T-shirts, etc. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 332,100 SLL.
In the future, Abass hopes to improve his business, build another house, and educate his children to university level. He serves the entire Bo community; he also encourages customers, and he travels by road to neighbouring countries to buy his goods. 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.