This is 27-year-old Bassie. She is married and has four children, aged 8, 5, 3, and 1 year. Two of the children are school-going children.
In 2009, Bassie established her general store business, selling items like peak milk, mayonnaise, sardine, sweets, batteries, biscuits, cigarettes, and soap. She began her business because she did not attend school, her parents being people who did not see value in educating a girl child. She used to assist her mother in business. After she got married, her husband opened a shop for her to run. Working 7 days a week and 13 hours a day, she earns about SLL 2,158,000 every month from this business.
Bassie would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Bassie requires a loan in order to buy inventory, like Ovaltine, powered milk, baby food, sweets, cigarettes, toilet paper, soap, and batteries. In the future, Bassie plans to educate her children, open another shop and become an international businesswoman. This loan will help to expand the current business. Frequent changes in the prices of items, is her major business challenge. She is a hard-working and trustworthy businesswoman. 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.