This is 56-year-old Ya Alimamy. She is married and has 3 children aged 25, 28 and 20 years. In 2008, Ya Alimamy established her biscuits, provisions, drinks, and bread business. She began her business because she never went to school and her parents chose that she would become a business woman to help her support her family.
Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Ya Alimamy requires a loan in order to buy more provisions such as sardines, margarine, biscuits, bread and soft drinks for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 250,000.
In the future, Ya Alimamy plans to save enough money in order that "my children will be able to care for me during my old age without being a problem for them." 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.