This is 28-year-old Mabinty. She is married and has three children, aged 13, 11 and 6 years. In 1994, Mabinty established her personal care products business. She began her business, because she got married at an early age. At that time, her husband's elder sister was a trader, and Mabinty usually assisted her in the market. She and her sister-in-law traded from one place to another. Years later (in 1994), she started her own petty trading, which she has continued until now. She had good experience, which has helped her a lot over the years. Working 6 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 2,798,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Mabinty requires a loan, in order to purchase cartons of hair products and body lotion. In the future, Mabinty plans to expand her business and develop her vacant land. Competition is her major challenge. She is grateful for being given the opportunity to access this loan from ARD. 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.