This is 35-year-old Edna. She is married and has 1 child, age 14. She has 1 additional dependent that lives with her. In 2006, Edna established her enamelware business. She began her business to help promote her husband financially in addressing issues at home. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,500,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Edna requires this loan in order to buy 3 dozen sets of pans @ Le1,560,000 and 12 dozen spoons, with the balance to be used for transport. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 800,000. In the future, Edna plans to get a very big shop and to be selling goods at wholesale.
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.