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Oct 11, 2016 7:42 EST

Sierra Leone: As You Like It Group: A loan of $725 helps a member to pay for additional bags of beans, gallons of palm oil and cartons of Magi cubes.

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 11, 2016

As You Like It Group

Sierra Leone
 
 
Borrower image
 

As You Like It Group’s story

Marie is a 49-year-old woman working hard to support her family. She earns her income through her food business.

Marie and her group members are borrowing SLL 4,000,000 through ARD, and Marie is to receive SLL 1,000,000 to buy more bag of beans, gallons of palm oil and cartons of Magi cubes needed for her to sell. As You Like It solidarity group is made up of four members, and she is shown at the right of the picture.

Marie has been sustaining her business activities through her daily savings. She hopes that her hard work will help her attain her dream to save enough to provide a secure future for herself and family. Marie and her group members thank you for your support.

In this group: Marie, Ramatu, Yealie, Isatu
*not pictured 

This loan is special because:

It helps a borrower in Sierra Leone where Ebola has affected the economy. 

Newton Nthiga
Kiva staff

More about this loan

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 Association for Rural Development (ARD):

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.

A loan of $725 helps a member to pay for additional bags of beans, gallons of palm oil and cartons of Magi cubes.

Contact Information:

As You Like It Group

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