This is 52-year-old Baby. She is married and has five children age nine, fifteen, eighteen, twenty-four and thirty. She has two additional dependents, who live with her to help with the house chores.
In 2004, Baby established her palm oil, beans, and toiletries business. She began her business because she wanted to be self reliant and help her husband, who is a driver, with the education of the children. Her business is located on the outskirts and her main customers are women. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 1,113,500 SLL every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Baby requires a loan in order to pay for additional palm oil and beans. She hopes that this loan can improve the stock and raise the profit. In the future, Baby plans to to open a provision shop. This loan would be of great help because it can help her improve her living standards, with the profit made. 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.