This is 32-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has two children, ages 13 and 9. In 1999, Kadiatu established her plastic wares, flasks and basket business. She began her business because she didn't want to be dependent on her husband anymore; instead, she wanted to be self-sufficient. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,700,000 a month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Kadiatu requires the loan in order to buy a cooler, dishes, and baskets. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 1,200,000. In the future, Kadiatu plans to open another business in a nearby village, to ease the constraints of customers coming from afar and put one of her cousins to work. 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.