This is 68-year-old Marie. She is a widow and has no children. In 2011, Marie established her drinks and rice business. She began her business because she wanted to help her husband in solving some domestic home problems. Her business is located in the outskirts and her main customers are the general community people.
Working seven days a week and 13 hours a day, she earns about 1,000,000 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Marie requires a loan in order to buy more soft and hard drinks, i.e. beer, stout, etc., for resale. She hopes that this loan will support her through proper use. In the future, Marie plans to open a bigger shop and build her own 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.