This is 41 year-old Isata B. She is married and has four children who are 18, 16, 12 and 8 years old. In 2005, Isata B established her school bags, traveling bags & ladies bags business. She began her business because she inherited it from her mother and since she was not fortunate enough to go to school, she decided to use the business as her own career. Working 6 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,200,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of Le 4,000,000. Isata B requires a loan to buy more bags by the bale. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 700,000. In the future, Isata B plans to rent a spacious shop to sell bags for both gents and ladies. 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.