Isatu is 39 years old, married, and the mother of four children who are 20, 15, 12, and 8 years old. All of her children attend school and she supports her family by selling tie-dyed clothing. She began her business in 2005 because she was unable to complete secondary school due to a lack of financial support. She worked for her mother for several years, but when she became an adult her mother gave her enough money to start her own business. Today, she works seven days a week, 10 hours a day and earns about 840,000 SLL a month. She is requesting a loan for 3,000,000 SLL to buy various tie-dyed items to sell to her customers. Her goals for the future are to buy a piece of land, educate her children and expand her business. This loan will help her accomplish these goals. She is a hard-working businesswoman and 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.