This is a 35-year-old businesswoman. She is married, and has 4 children aged 16, 13, 10 and 7 years. In 2006, she established her plastic slippers business. She began her business because she wants to be independent and be able to provide a livelihood for her family. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 700,000 SLL (~$163) every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. She requires this loan in order to buy more assorted plastic slippers for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 200,000 SLL (~$47).
In the future, she plans to own a bigger shop, build a house and educate her children. The persistent increase in the prices of goods is her major business challenge. 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.