This is 30-year-old Linda. She is married, and has one child aged two. She has two additional dependents, who live with her to help with the household chores. In 2004, Linda established her fish business. She began her business because she wants to be self-sustaining. Working seven days a week and twelve hours a day, she earns about Le 1,400,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of Le 5,000,000.
Linda has already received and successfully repaid three loans, and now needs a new loan in order to buy additional fish. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Linda plans to expand to other areas of the town. She thinks the loan can help her improve her business. 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.