This is 38-year-old Mariatu. She is married and has three children, age 10, 8 and 5 years.
In 2008, Mariatu established her provision business. She began her business because she wants to help her husband in some family responsibilities. Her business is located in the outskirts and her main customers are all classes of people. Working seven days a week and 18 hours a day, she earns about SLL 260,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Mariatu requires a loan in order to buy more provisions such as milk, sugar, etc., for resale. She hopes that this loan will support her through proper use.
In the future, Mariatu plans to educate her children to university level. 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.