This is 40-year-old Hawa. She is married and has one child, age 18 years.
In 1990, Hawa established her palm oil and gari (a couscous-like grain made from grated cassava) business. She began her business because she wanted to assist in her child's education. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 600,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Hawa now requires this loan in order to increase her stock of palm oil and gari. In the future, Hawa plans to own a store for herself and send her child to the university to study medicine. She is thanking 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.