This is 45-year-old Samuel. He is married, and has five children, age 22, 19, 16, 11 and 9 years. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him because he is his relative and is going to school.
In 2003, Samuel established his food business. He began his business because he wants to develop his family. Working seven days a week and seven hours a day, he earns about 1,800,000 SLL every month from this business.
He would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. Samuel requires the new loan in order to buy groundnut, pepper and Maggi (a flavor enhancer) by bags for his business. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 300,000 SLL.
In the future, Samuel plans to educate his children to university level and build a big store. 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.