This is 30-year-old Adama. She is married and has three children ages 14, 12 and 10. All are school-going children. In 2005, Adama established her provisions and beverages business. She began her business because she married early because her parents did not think it necessary to send a girl child to school. When she gave birth to her second child, her husband decided to set up a small business.
Working six days a week and 17 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,417,000 every month. She would like a loan of Le 6,000,000 to purchase food to sell. Adama has already received and successfully repaid one loan.
In the future, Adama plans to expand her business and support her children's education. It will help a lot, as it is can be in addition to the income from her business. Competition and changes in demand of the customers are her major problems. She is hardworking. 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.