This is 33 year-old Abdulai F. He is married and has 4 children, aged 9, 6, 4, and 2 years. Two of his children are going to school.
In 2007, Abdulai established his business, selling clothing and accessories such as jeans, crepes (sneakers), boots, traveling boxes (luggage), school bags, and shirts. He began his business after dropping out of school due to a lack of financial support. He decided to assist with his elder brother's business for some years, and he used his commissions to start his own business. Working 7 days a week and 13 hours a day, he earns about SLL 790,000 every month. He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,000,000 in order to purchase traveling boxes, school bags, jeans, and shoes.
In the future, Abdulai plans to buy a piece of land, provide a quality education for his children, and become an international businessman. This loan will help him to generate more income. Inadequate capital is his main problem. He is a hardworking businessman who thanks you for providing financial support for his business.
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.