This is 37-year-old Emmanuel. He is married and has two children, ages 10 and 15. He has three additional dependents living with him. In 2006, Emmanuel established his provision-and-bar business. He began his business because he needed a reliable source of income to provide for his family. Working 7 days a week and 15 hours a day, he earns about 1,200,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL to buy more provisions and drinks for his business. In the future, Emmanuel plans to open another outlet that will be managed by his wife. He 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.