This is 44-year-old Mohamed. He is married and has three children, aged 21, 18, and 14. In 1998, Mohamed established his pharmacy business. He began his business, which is his only source of income, in order to be self-empowered. Working 7 days a week and 13 hours a day, he earns about 1,700,000 Le every month.
Mohamed would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 Le. He has already received and successfully repaid one loan and now requires a new loan in order to buy medicines. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 850,000 Le. In the future, Mohamed plans to erect a house at the back of his property, to do international business, and to educate his children and send them abroad. 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.