This is 40-year-old Amidu. He is married, and he has two children, aged 5 and 3 years. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him as works as a sales assistant. In 1997 Amidu established his business, selling foods like rice and beans. He began his business, because he wants to live a better life. His business is located in the outskirts of town, and his main customers are women. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about SLL 500,000 every month from this business.
He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,000,000. Amidu requires a loan in order to buy more foods for resale, including rice and beans. In the future, Amidu plans to build a house and to start another shop, which his wife will manage. 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.