Update on MohamedMohamed is 43 years old, married, and has three children. He has two additional dependents, his late brother's children, who live with him to help with their schooling.
In 2005, Mohamed established his bread business. He began his business because wants to be self reliant. Working six days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about 2,094,000 SLL a month from this business.
Mohamed is requesting his third loan for 5,000,000 SLL, which he will use to buy flour. He hopes that this loan can improve and increase his production. In the future, Mohamed plans to open another bakery within the town.
Previous Loan DetailsThis is 43-year-old Mohamed. He is married and has three children aged 22, 18 and 12. He has two additional dependents, who live with him because they are aged. In 2005, Mohamed established his bakery business. He began his business because of the high profit earned in bread production. Worki... More from Mohamed's previous loan »
About the Association or Rural DevelopmentThe 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.
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