Fatmata, aged 28, is married and has two children aged 10 and 6. She has one additional dependant who lives with her as her sales assistant. In 2001, Fatmata established her business selling limes and yams. She began her business because she wanted to help her husband in taking care of their home. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 700,000 every month.
Fatmata would like a loan of Le 3,000,000. She requires a loan in order to plough funds into her present business so that she can increase customers and profit. In the future, Fatmata plans for further expansion and to increase her stock, to earn more profits and to send her children to university.
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.