This is 38-year-old Fatmata. She is married and has three children aged 18, 15 and 13 years, all of whom are in school. She has two additional dependents who live with her to be fostered. In 2002, Fatmata established her groundnuts business. She began her business because she was unprivileged to attend school. She used to assist her mother in business. When she became mature, her mother gave her some amount of money to start a business. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about SLL 825,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Fatmata requires a loan in order to buy groundnuts. In the future, Fatmata plans to build another house, educate her children and acquire a store. This loan will help to improve the business. 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.