This is 36-year-old Kula. She is married and has three children aged 17, 12, and 9. Living with her also is her sales assistant. In the year 2000, Kula established her foodstuff business. She began her business because she wanted to enhance her independence and to assist her husband in settling some domestic problems.
Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 1,200,000 Leone (SLL) every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Kula requires a loan in order to buy brown bulgur, white bulgur, corn flower, and palm oil.
She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 300,000 SLL. In the future, Kula plans to own a larger store, to erect a house and to continue with A.R.D. until she is financially strong. 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.