This is 41-year-old Saliadeen. He is married and has four children, aged 10, 8, 7, and 5 years, all of them school-going children. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him to provide care for his children.
In 2007, Saliadeen established his business, selling clothing and other cloth items, like jeans, polos, undershirts, boxers, school bags, towels, and children’s dresses. He began his business while he attended Arabic school, because of the perception of his father about English education. He was previously engaged in farming with his father. When he was fully grown he farmed on his own for two years, and then he used the profits from farming to start selling used clothing, which has now developed into a shop. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about SLL 2,050,000 every month from this business.
Saliadeen would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. He requires a loan in order to buy jeans, shirts, undershirts, boxers, nappies (diapers), school bags, and towels. In the future, Saliadeen plans to build another house, educate his children and open another shop. This loan will help to achieve some of his future plans. He is a hard-working and trustworthy business man. 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.