This is 27-year-old Mariatu. She is married, and has one child, age 5. She has one additional dependent who lives with her for schooling.
In 2005, Mariatu established her pan dish, rubber dish and peak milk business. She began her business because she wants to be self-empowered and that is her major source of livelihood. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about SLL 520,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Mariatu requires a loan in order to buy pan dish, rubber dish and pad. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 200,000. In the future, Mariatu plans to own a shop, to educate her child and to seek more financial assistance from A.R.D. 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.