This is 31-year-old Maria. She is married and has two children, aged 13 and 10 years.
In 2000, Maria established her fish business. Working seven days a week and twelve hours a day, she earns about Le 950,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Maria requires a loan in order to purchase more fish for her business.
In the future, Maria plans to get more profit and build her own cold-room. She is thanking 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.