He began his business because he dropped out of school after Year 3 and began to learn carpentry but was not much interested in carpentry. He made some hangers and sold them, and the money he gathered was used to start a cosmetics business. Mohamed then changed his cosmetics business into a business selling phone accessories and electrical items because his profits in the cosmetics business were low.
Mohamed's current business is located in the city center and his main customers are young women and men around town. He works fifteen hours a day, seven days a week. He would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL in order to buy more mobile phone accessories and electrical items. He hopes that this loan will help him attract more customers. In future, Mohamed plans to complete his building and educate his children. This loan will help him achieve his plans. He thanks you for your support.
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This loan is to a borrower living in Sierra Leone, one of the countries in West Africa currently experiencing an Ebola outbreak. The epidemic is the largest in history, claiming thousands of lives and deeply affecting the national economy. This partner is continuing to operate throughout the outbreak, but accordingly these loans will have a higher risk associated with them. Learn more about the epidemic here.
About the Association for Rural DevelopmentThe 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.
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