This is 27-year-old Rahimatu. She is married, and has three children aged nine, five and two. All of them are school children. She has two additional dependents, who live with her to be fostered.
In 2010, Rahimatu established her assorted maggi, tomato paste, water plastic, baking powder etc. business. She began her business because she dropped out of school because of early pregnancy and when she got married her husband gave her some amount of money to start business. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,060,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan of an amount of SLL 3,000,000. Rahimatu requires a loan in order to buy cartons of assorted maggie. In the future, Rahimatu plans to acquire a shop, buy a piece of land, educate her children and become an international business woman. This loan will help to develop her business. Shortage of some items is her major challenge. She is a hardworking business woman; she thanks you for being generous to business women. 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.