This is 35-year-old Zainab. She is married and has two children aged 14 and 9 years.
In 1992, Zainab established her business selling grocery items like onions, salt, and oil. She began her business because she wanted to assist her husband in solving some domestic problems. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 1,500,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 6,000,000 SLL. Zainab has already received and successfully repaid her first loan, and now requires a new loan in order to buy enough stock to meet the present competition in the market.
In the future, Zainab plans to erect a big shop and start selling wholesale. 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.