This is 43-year-old Hawa. She is married and has 2 children, ages 15 and 20 years. Hawa has 2 additional dependents who live with her for assistance in schooling.
In 2002, Hawa established her fish business. She began her business because she wanted to assist her family. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 800,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Hawa requires a loan in order to buy more cartons of fish, use some money on transportation, sell and get more profit.
In the future, Hawa plans to educate her children to university, and construct a mini-cool room in her village. 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.