This is 34 year-old Abdul. He is married and has two children, ages four and seven, both in school. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him to be fostered.
In 2007, Abdul established his jeans, crepes, shoes, shirts, sandals and mobile phones retail business. He began his business because he was unable to complete his secondary school education because of poverty and the civil war that was in the country. He engaged himself in a cobbler job and the money he accumulated was used to start a foodstuff business instead of going back to school.
Working seven days a week and 15 hours a day, Abdul earns about 1,082,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. He requires a loan in order to buy jeans, polos, Lacoste merchandise and crepes.
In the future, Abdul plans to educate his children and send them abroad for further studies, buy a car and open a shop. This loan will help to increase sales and customers. Inadequate capital is his major challenge. He is a hardworking and honest 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.