This is 34-year-old Ramatulai. She is single and has two children aged 14 and 9 years. In 2007, Ramatulai established her commercial business selling ladies dresses, blouses, skirts, and so on. She began her business because she wanted to be self-sufficient and to provide for her children’s schooling and welfare. She opens her business 7 days a week and 12 hours a day. She earns SLL 800,000 from this business every month. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000. Ramatulai requires a loan in order to buy ladies blouses, dresses, skirts and to do a little bit of repairs to her stall. She hopes that this loan will increase her profit margin by SLL 400,000. In the future, Ramatulai plans to open a dressmaker store or fashion store. 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.