This is 55- year-old Sallay. She is married and has five children aged 4, 7, 12, 18 and 27. She has one additional dependent who live with her to help with the house chores. In 1992, Sallay established her palm oil, gari and rice business. She began her business because she wanted to help her retired husband run the affairs of the home. Her business is located in the city center and her main customers are women and passengers. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,164,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of Le 4,000,000. Sallay has already received and successfully repaid one loan and now requires a new loan to buy imported rice and palm oil. She hopes that this loan can increase her stock. In the future, Sallay plans to open an outlet at a lorry park within the town and hopes to improve her imported rice trade. She thanks you for your support.
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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.