This is 47 year old Amidu. He is married, and has five children aged 3, 8, 12, 14 and 21 years. He has two additional dependents, who live with him because they are his relatives, whose parents are living in the village. Amidu looks after them while they attend school in the city. In 1986, Amidu established his men's shoes, shirts, boots, caps, jeans, T -shirts and shorts business. He began his business because he wanted to be self reliant. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, he earns about Le 1,600,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Amidu has already received and successfully repaid 4 loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy shirts, jeans and shoes for his business. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 450,000. In the future, Amidu plans to expand his business to other areas in the township, allowing the family to rise to a higher economic level in the community. He thanks you for your support.
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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.