This is 34 year-old Elizabeth. She is single and has five children ages 24, 21, 18, 14, and 11 years.
In 1987, Elizabeth established her slippers and sandals for ladies business. She began her business because she wanted to be self reliance and to be economically viable being that she lost her husband and was left with five children. Her business is located at the city center and her main customers are ladies. Working 6 days a week and 13 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,000,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Elizabeth requires a loan in order to buy additional slippers and sandals for ladies. She hopes that this loan will help increase her monthly profit of SLL 800,000. In the future, Elizabeth plans to expand her market stall to a more spacious and conducive outlet. 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.