This is 48-year-old Hassanatu. She is widowed and has three children, aged ten, 18, and 28, two of whom attend school. In 2000, Hassanatu established her motorbike parts business. She began her business because she wants to be self-reliant after the loss of her husband. Her business is located in the city center, and her main customers are motorists and mechanics. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,250,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of SLL 4,000,000. Hassanatu requires a loan to increase her stock of engine oil. In the future, Hassanatu plans to expand the shop and improve her trade in engine oil. 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.