In 2001, Yayah began selling garri (cassava flakes) because he needed to alleviate his domestic difficulties. His business is the only source of livelihood for him and his family. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, he earns about 7,600,000 SLL every month. The rising cost of transportation is his major challenge, though, and competition is extremely high.
Yayah would like a loan of 3,000 SLL in order to buy more garri to sell. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly income by approximately 751,000 SLL.
In the future, Yayah plans to purchase and install a garri processing machine in his village and to give his children a quality education. He 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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