Mamie is 36 years old, married and has one child, who is 12 years old. In 2004, she went into business by selling items for babies. Her goal was to improve her family's standard of living. She works six days a week, 10 hours a day, and earns about Le 1,200,000 a month. She is applying for a loan for Le 3,000,000 to buy baby powder, napkins and other items that mothers need to take care of their children. Her goal is to increase her profits by about Le 300,000 a month. In the future, Mamie plans to build a house and educate her child to the university level. She thanks Kiva lenders for their 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.