This is 34 year-old Isata. She is married, and has two children aged five and eight years. She has two additional dependents, who live with her because they want to learn her trade.
In 2002, Isata established her ready-made clothing business. She began her business because it is profitable and that is her only source of income. Working seven days a week and nine hours a day, she earns about Le 1,500,000 every month from this business.
Isata would like a loan of Le 3,000,000. Isata requires a loan in order to buy cotton material, bed spreads and types of clothing materials. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Isata plans to increase her business, educate her children and to get a house. 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.