This is 35-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has four children aged 14, 11, 9 and 2 years. She has two additional dependents who live with her for schooling.
In 2002, Kadiatu established her charcoal business. Working seven days a week and 16 hours a day, she earns about Le 900,000 (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,500,000. Kadiatu now requires a new loan in order to purchase bags of charcoal and rice by the bag for resale and to pay the transport costs.
In the future, Kadiatu plans to earns more profit, educate her children up to the university level, build houses and get another international business. 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.