Haja is 55 years old, married and has two children. In 1995, she went into business selling wall clocks, household decorations, soap and clothing. She began selling these items to pull herself out of poverty and meet her family's needs. Today she works six days a week, 10 hours a day and earns about Le 1,300,000 a month. She has applied for a loan for Le 5,000,000 to buy more goods to sell to her customers and increase her monthly profits by about Le 300,000. In the future, Haja plans to finish working on her home and pay for the education of her children. 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.