This is 33-year-old Haja Fatmata. She is married and has two children, ages 11 and 8 years old. In 2009, Haja Fatmata established her retail business. She began her business because she wanted to contribute greatly to supporting her home. Working six days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about 1,000,000 leones (SLL) every month from this business.
Haja Fatmata would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Haja Fatmata requires a loan in order to buy beer, stout, soft drinks and provisions. She hopes that this loan will help to increase her profit by approximately 450,000 SLL. In the future, Haja Fatmata plans to open another shop for one of her sisters. 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.