This is 32 year-old Isata. She is married, and has 3 children aged 5, 7 and 14. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her.
In 2001, Isata established her business selling clothes. She began her business after graduating from a technical school in Freetown. She sells mainly to young ladies and old men. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1, 200,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan of SLL 4,500,000. Isata requires the loan in order to increase stock for the boutique. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately SLL 400,000. In the future, Isata plans to move the shop to the middle of the town and support her children’s education.
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.