This is 45 year-old Ibrahim. He is married and has 4 children aged 22, 19, 17, and 14. In 1998, Ibrahim established his foodstuffs and used clothing business. He began his business to generate funds to support his children's education. His business is located at the city center and his main customers are both men and women. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, he earns about SLL 1,000,000 every month from this business.
Ibrahim would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,000,000 in order to buy sacks of groundnuts (SLL 2,500,000) and sacks of pepper (SLL 1,500,000). He hopes that this loan will increase his profit level. In the future, Ibrahim plans to build a house in Kenema, to educate his children, and to send his children abroad. He 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.