This is 35 year old Mabinty. She is married and has 2 children aged 15 and 10 years. She has 1 additional dependent, who lives with her for the purposes of schooling. In 2008, Mabinty established her charcoal business, which she inherited from her late mother. Her business is located in the outskirts of her community and her main customers are women. Working 7 days a week and 8 hours a day, she earns about SLL 600,000 every month. Mabinty requires a loan of SLL 3,000,000 in order to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale. She hopes that this loan will support her in her effort to earn more profits. In the future, she plans to get a piece of land and erect a house. 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.