Foday, 65, is married and has two children ages 35 and 30. He has one additional dependent who lives with him for schooling. In 1997, Foday established his charcoal, palm oil and garri (fermented cassava) business. He began his business because he was trained as a businessman. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about Le 600,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000 in order to buy more bags of charcoal, palm oil and garri for resale. In the future, Foday plans to build more stores and educate his children. He 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.