Kiva Loan Dedication

Memunatu

Food
Food
Sierra Leone
Makeni
Sierra Leone
$925
Loan
Amount

This is 55-year-old Memunatu. She is married, and has six children aged 12, 15, 20, 25, 20 and 36 years. Three are school-going children. In 1997, Memunatu established her groundnuts business. She began her business because her uncle's wife discouraged support of her schooling and instead persuaded Memunatu to join her in business. She had no alternative but to agree with her uncle's wife plans as her poor parents couldn’t provide enough to take care of her and her younger ones. She put her effort and concentration on everything her uncle's wife taught her, knowledge on…

This is 55-year-old Memunatu. She is married, and has six children aged 12, 15, 20, 25, 20 and 36 years. Three are school-going children. In 1997, Memunatu established her groundnuts business. She began her business because her uncle's wife discouraged support of her schooling and instead persuaded Memunatu to join her in business. She had no alternative but to agree with her uncle's wife plans as her poor parents couldn’t provide enough to take care of her and her younger ones. She put her effort and concentration on everything her uncle's wife taught her, knowledge on which she is living now. Working seven days a week and eleven hours a day, she earns about Le 865,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Memunatu has already received and successfully repaid three loans, and now requires a new loan in order to purchase groundnuts (10 bags at Le 400,000). Competition is great but having more stock will enable her gain market share. In the future, Memunatu plans to educate her school-going children to a higher level and to save enough money for her retirement. She is hardworking and committed to her business. She has benefited a lot from prior loans she has taken from this credit service, and she is looking forward to subsequent loans. She thanks you for your support.

To: claudia kobayashi

Dedicated
October 15, 2012
by irene