This is 37-year-old Mary. She is married and has 2 children, ages 8 and 12. In 2000, Mary established her palm oil and soft drinks business. She began her business when she realized her husband’s salary is very small. She decided to join in business to help in taking care of the home. Working 7 days a week and 15 hours a day, she earns about Le250,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of Le4,000,000. Mary requires a loan in order to purchase more palm oil and drinks of different kinds for resale. In the future, Mary plans to build a house and to educate her children. She is very hardworking. 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.