This is 35 year-old Salamatu. She is married, and has two children aged nine and two years. She has one additional dependent niece who lives with her. In 2008, Salamatu established her rice and provision business. She began her business to help assist her husband to solve some domestic problems. Working six days-a-week and 10 hours per day, she earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Salamatu requires a loan in order to buy 20 bags of rice and will use the remaining balance for transportation. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 600,000. In the future, Salamatu plans to assist her husband to complete their own house so that she can transfer there to reduce the cost of renting, which can help her to increase her revenue. She is honest and hardworking and 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.