This is 50-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has 4 children aged 18, 16,14, and 12. All are school-going. In 1997, Kadiatu established her plastic bowls and enameled pans business. She began this business because her parents were traders and when she grew up her parents thought it better for her to join their trade instead of wasting money to send her to school. As far as they were concerned she could only achieve if she learned a trade. She had no option but to join the family business, since she had no relatives to help her. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 376,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Kadiatu requires a loan in order to purchase 15 big plastic bowls at a price of Le 20,000 each (Le 1,000,000), 20 big enameled pans at a price of Le 50,000 (Le 1,000,000), and 25 drinking buckets at a price of Le 20,000 each (Le 500,000). She will use the remaining Le 500,000 to purchase washing buckets.
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.