This is 40 year-old Abdul. He is married and has four children aged two, five, eight and fourteen. He has one additional dependent who lives with him in order to help a sister with her child's education.
In 2007, Abdul established his used clothing business. He began his business because he wants to be self-reliant after coming from the mines. His business is located in the city center and his main customers are adults, especially ladies. Working seven days a week and twelve hours a day, he earns about Le 1,980,000 every month from this business.
He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Abdul has already received and successfully repaid 4 loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy a bale of ladies' blouses. He hopes that this loan will improve his stock and add to his profits. In the future, Abdul plans to open an outlet at the outskirt of town. He 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.