In 2008, Elizabeth established her sewing materials and drinks business. She began her business because she wanted to assist her husband in providing for their household, and this business is her major source of income. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, Elizabeth earns about SLL 900,000 every month from her business.
Elizabeth would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,000,000 in order to buy siphon materials, poplin, checked material, shine-shine lace, wool thread and soft drinks. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 250,000. In the future, Elizabeth plans to transform her business into a provisions shop and to complete construction of her house. The rising costs of her goods and of transportation are Elizabeth's major business challenges. She thanks you for your support.
About the Association or Rural DevelopmentThe 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.
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