Kiva Loan Dedication

Zainab

Retail
Retail
Sierra Leone
Makeni
Sierra Leone
$700
Loan
Amount

This is 33-year-old Zainab. She is married, and has two children aged eight years and one month old; one child goes to school. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her to help with domestic work. In 2008, Zainab established her household utensils business. She began her business because she came to live with her elder sister when their mother died. Her elder sister did not sponsor her education, instead she forced her to help with domestic work and trading. She had wanted to go to school but she was told that business would be beneficial to her.…

This is 33-year-old Zainab. She is married, and has two children aged eight years and one month old; one child goes to school. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her to help with domestic work. In 2008, Zainab established her household utensils business. She began her business because she came to live with her elder sister when their mother died. Her elder sister did not sponsor her education, instead she forced her to help with domestic work and trading. She had wanted to go to school but she was told that business would be beneficial to her. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about SLL 634,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of an amount of SLL 3,000,000. Zainab requires a loan in order to purchase drinking rubber buckets - 4 dozen, hot pot dishes - 6 dozen, serving trays - 9 dozen, tea cups 5 dozen, table spoons - 10 dozen, kitchen knives - 5 dozen and jugs - 5 dozen. In the future, Zainab plans to expand her business and sponsor her children's education. The loan will help in enabling her buy more stock. Competition is her main challenge. Large stock enables her to gain more customers and acquiring more loan will also improve her business. She thanks you for your support.

To: Grandpa Suddick

I chose this loan because... My Grandpa believed in the power of independent women, and I believe this loan will help the cause of creating another woman who is financially independent.

Dedicated
March 10, 2013
by Shauna