This is 49-year-old Fatmata. She is married and has 5 children aged 24, 22, 20, 17 and 14. She has 1 additional dependant who lives with her because he is her husband’s relative. In 2003, Fatmata established her egg and soft drink business. She started her business because she wanted to help her husband to provide for their family. Working 6 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,000,000 every month. She would like a loan of Le 4,000,000 to buy eggs, soft drinks and pure water for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 200,000. In the future, Fatmata plans to build a house and educate her children to university level.
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.