This is 30-year-old Ibrahim. He is married and has three children, ages three, six and nine. Ibrahim has one additional dependent who lives with him to help with the household chores. In 2007, he established a DVD, VCD, CD, mobile accessories, and DVD player business. Ibrahim started his business to become self-reliant after working in the mines. His business is located in the city center and his main customers are adults. Ibrahim works seven days a week, 13 hours a day and earns about 1,114,350 SLL each month.
Ibrahim is requesting a 3,500,000 SLL loan to buy additional empty DVD plates, VCD films, and extension cords. He has previously received and repaid two loans. Ibrahim hopes that his loan will improve his stock and raise his profits. In the future, he plans to open outlets within the town and raise enough profit to construct a home. Ibrahim 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.