This is 42-year-old Menuna. She is married and has two children aged 12 and 18 years old. She has one additional dependent living with her because of her schooling.
In 1997, Menuna established her foodstuff business, such as beans, millet, and tola. She began her business in order to generate a source of income to help her husband provide a livelihood for their family. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about LE 900,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of LE 3,000,000, which will enable her to buy more items, as this will increase her profit to approximately LE 200,000 per month.
In the future, Menuna plans to get another store. 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.