This is 26 year-old Mariatu. She is single but has a seven-year-old child. In 1998, Mariatu established her commercial used clothes business. She began her business because she wanted to be self sufficient and to adequately cater for her child’s needs. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 800,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000 to buy bales of girdles, tights and blouses. She hopes that this loan will help her to increase her profit margin. In the future, Mariatu plans to establish an outlet. 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.