This is 30-year-old Mariama. She is married, and has two children aged 10 and 8. In 1992, Mariama established her oil, salt, onion, etc., business. She began this business because she wanted to help her husband and family. Her business is located in the outskirts and her main customers are women, children and men. Working seven days a week and 16 hours a day, she earns about Le 900,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Mariama requires a loan in order to purchase oil, salt, onion, etc., for resale. In the future, Mariama plans to educate her children up to the university level, and also to build a house. 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.