This is 34-year-old Umu. She is married and has three children aged 15 (a male in form 1), 4 (a female in nursery school) and 2 (female). She has no additional dependents.
In 2001, Umu established her textile business. She started business after she completed form 3. Working 6 days a week and 7 hours a day, she earns about Le 324,000 as profit every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000.
Umu requires this loan in order to improve her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits. In future, Umu plans to educate her children and also want to be a great businesswoman. 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.