This is 45-year-old Felicia. She is widowed and has two children, ages 14 and 4 years old. She has no additional dependents living with her. In 2002, Felicia established a textiles business. She began her business after she left a job as a dental nurse/chair side assistant in 1989. She had decided to study business management at university where she acquired a diploma. After this, she thought it fitting to establish her own business given her experience and qualifications. She has been in business since 2000. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 1,500,000 leones (SLL) every month from her business. She would like a loan of 5,000,000 SLL. Felicia requires a loan to buy 10 dozen ladies slippers at 360,000 SLL , 6 party dresses at 100,000 SLL and 12 blouses at 60,000 SLL. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 920,000 SLL. In the future, Felicia will feel grateful and thankful. She hopes to see her children through their education and is very proud of her business.
Hardworking and very grateful, Felicia 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.