This is 39 year-old Idrissa. He is single, and has 1 child aged 5 years. He has 6 additional dependents, who live with him to assist his younger brothers and sisters with their education.
In 1999, Idrissa established his building materials business. He began his business by selling cosmetics and now has transformed to selling building materials. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,500,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Idrissa has already received and successfully repaid 3 loans and now requires a new loan in order to buy building materials. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000.
In the future, Idrissa plans to expand his business to other areas in the town as a strategy to earn more profits. He serves contractors, builders and the general public. The need for housing is very great in the township and therefore he has a lot of customers. He 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.