This is 45-year-old Mariama. She is married and has 4 children aged 20,17,15 and 10 years. She has 2 additional dependents living with her.
In 1982, Mariama established her business selling textiles, clothing, suitcases, etc. She is not educated. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business.
Mariama would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. She requires this loan in order to buy more textiles and clothing, as it is in high demand in her market area. In the future, Mariama plans to build her own house and own her own 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.