This is 38 year-old Aminata. She is married and has two children ages three and eight. She also cares for her niece, who is an additional dependent. In 2002, Aminata established a grocery store where she sells drinks and provisions. Her business is located in the outskirts of the city and her main customers are visitors to the market. Aminata works six days a week, 10 hours a day, and she earns about 850,000 SLL each month.
Aminata is requesting a 4,500,000 SLL loan to buy drinks for the festive season. She has successfully repaid her previous loan. In the future, Aminata plans to expand her business. 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.