Fanta is married to a teacher and has one child. She sells ready-made items and shoes in Makeni. She is a jovial and very intelligent businesswoman. Originally, Fanta accessed funds to begin her shop from her husband and began trade on ready-made items, which she has now maintained for 4 years. She is in need of a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL to buy additional ready-made items. Fanta intends to use the proceeds of her loan to educate her children to the university level and to save for her future retirement.
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.