Seray, age 25, established her plastic slippers and cosmetics business in 2003. She began her business because she had learned how to engage in this type of work from her mother. The rising cost of goods from her suppliers and transport fare is a challenge to her endeavor. Working six days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 600,000 every month. She and her husband have four children, ages three, six, nine, and 13.
She would like to request a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 in order to to buy more plastic shoes and cosmetics. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 200,000. In the future, Seray plans to establish a bigger shop and to give her children a quality education.
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.