This is 41-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has 2 children, aged 14 and 8 years. They are both going to school. She has 3 additional dependents who live with her to assist her in the business. In 2007, Kadiatu established her business of selling sets of pans, dishes, bowls, spoons, flasks, glasses, plates, cups, knives and pots, etc. She began her business because she dropped out of school because her parents did not value girls' education. She was used instead to assist her mother in business.
When Kadiatu got married, her husband gave her initial capital to start a business. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le1,568,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Kadiatu requires a loan in order to buy sets of pans, dishes, bowls, flasks, glasses, plates and cups. In the future, Kadiatu plans to acquire a bigger shop, educate her children and build a house.
This loan will help to increase her stock and generate more profit. One challenge is that some items do get damaged when transported. She is a hardworking businesswoman. She thanks you for supporting businesswomen. She 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.