Baby Remie, aged 41, is married and has three children aged 19, 16 and 10 years. She has three additional dependents who live with her after adoption from her brother and his wife. In 2008, Baby Remie established her drinks and provisions business. She began her business because after leaving school she chose to set up a business as she could not further her education as she had no one to pay her fees. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, Baby Remie earns about Le 925,000 every month from her business.
She would like to take out a loan of Le 5,000,000. Baby Remie has already received and successfully repaid one loan. She now requires a new loan in order to buy 10 crates of Guinness stout @ Le 90,000, 20 crates of star beer @ Le 48,000, 25 crates of soft drinks @ Le 26,000, 5 cartons of Carlsberg beer @ Le 105,000 and 10 cartons of peak milk @ Le 180,000 with the balance to be used for transport. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 850,000. In the future, Baby Remie plans to cater for more customers by expanding the shop. 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.