This is 40-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has four children aged fifteen, nine, five and three. She has three additional dependents, who live with her because she assists them with their schooling.
In 1997, Kadiatu established her imported foodstuffs business. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 1,000,000 Leone (SLL) every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Kadiatu has already received and successfully repaid three loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy more inventory.
She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 250,000 SLL. In the future, Kadiatu plans to open her business in other areas in the town. The loan has helped her to provide livelihoods for her family. 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.