This borrower is 38 years old. She is married, and has 3 children aged 14,10 and 7 years. She has 4 additional dependents - her mother and three nephews of her husband. In 2000, she established her plastic shoes business. She began her business because she inherited it along with her business skill, and to be independent. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 900,000 SLL (~$208) every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. She requires a loan in order to buy more plastic slippers. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 300,000 SLL (~$70).
In the future, she plans to own a bigger shop and build a house. She wants to become an international businesswoman. The persistent increase in the general price level is her major challenge. 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.