This is 38 year-old Ibrahim. He is married, and has three children ages 17, 8, and 8. They all go to school. He has two additional dependents who he is fostering and live with him.
In 2005, Ibrahim established his business selling soft and hard drinks, cigarettes, black mints, etc. He began his business because he stopped in Class 7 due to lack of financial support; his elder sister drew him into business. He later worked as a salesman for some years; he saved his salary and used it to establish a boutique business which he has now changed to a bar. Working 7 days a week and 14 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,585,000 every month from this business. Inadequate capital is his major challenge.
He would like a loan of Le 4,000,000. Ibrahim would use the loan to buy different kinds of drinks - soft, energy and hard drinks.
In the future, Ibrahim plans to develop the bar into a guest house, educate his children, and build a house. This house will help achieve some of his future plans.
He thanks you for your support, and for financing his business.
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.