This is 43-year-old Isata N. She is married, and has 4 children aged 13, 9, 5 and 18 months, the three older children attend school. In 2011, Isata N. established her electronics business. She began her business because she was born and grew up in the village. Her parents were poor farmers and could not afford school fees for her. Unfortunately she was unable to obtain a good education, but she was determined to make herself useful. She started as a peddler in the villages and traded from one village to another. She succeeded over the years until she was married and relocated to the main district town. Working 7 days a week and 13 hours a day, she earns about 1,505,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Isata N. requires a loan in order to purchase different types of electronics items. In the future, Isata N. plans to expand her business and the loan will help her buy more stock. Competition is her major challenge. She is very hardworking and thanks ARD for giving her the opportunity to acquire a loan that will greatly help her business. She thanks you for your support.
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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.