This is Isata J. K. she is 32 years old. She is married to a teacher, and has three children ages 13, 11 and 4. She has one additional dependent who lives with her because this dependent is her niece. In 2008, Isata established her wood and cold water business. She began her business because of the small salary of her husband who is a teacher and it is not enough to take care of the home. Working 6 days a week and 9 hours a day, she earns about Le 800, 000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Isata now requires a loan in order to purchase more wood and materials for her ice. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 200,000. In the future, Isata plans to educate her children to the university level. She also wishes to achieve her goals through the loan she takes. She 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.