This is thirty-eight-year-old Alhaji Mohamed. He is married, and has three children aged four, twelve and fifteen. He has two additional dependents, a sister and her ward, who live with him.
In 1997, Alhaji Mohamed established his used clothing business. He began his business because he wants to be self-reliant and to take care of his children. Working seven days a week and twelve hours a day, he earns about SLL 1,800,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan of SLL 5,000,000.
Alhaji Mohamed has already received and successfully repaid four loans, and now requires a new loan in order to increase his stock. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately SLL 300,000. In the future, Alhaji Mohamed plans to see his business grow, make more profit, and expand to other areas in town. He 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.