This is 38-year-old Kadie. She is married and has two children who are 22 and 19 years old. She has one additional dependent who lives with her: her younger brother. He also helps her run her business. In 1999, Kadie established her business selling kitchenware such as pans, bowls, spoons, etc. Her mother taught her that her business is her career. Many of Kadie’s customers live in rural areas. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, Kadie earns about 2,930,000 SLL every month from her business. Kadie needs a loan of 4,500,000 SLL in order to buy large quantities of products for resale (e.g., drinking cups, sets of bowls, etc.) She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 439,500 SLL. Kadie intends to use the proceeds from this loan to educate her children through school and university. She thanks you for your support.
About the Association for 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.