This is 25-year-old Ya Yeabu. She is married to a trader and has 2 children ages 5 months and 3 years. She has one additional dependent who lives with her because she attends school in town.
In 2006, Ya Yeabu established her cooking utensils business. She began her business because she learned from her mother who trained her to be a good business woman, and because she had a passion for business. She started her own business with a small sum of money from her mother. Working seven days a week and 9 hours a day, she earns about 960,000 SLL every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Ya Yeabu has already received and successfully repaid one loan and now requires a new loan in order to buy 4 dozen rubber bowls for 230,000 SLL, 3 cartons of flasks for 1,300,000 SLL and 10 sets of food dishes for 120,000 SLL. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 250,000 SLL.
Ya Yeabu plans to increase her stock for a better profit out of this business through accessing more loans. She plans to open a shop and also buy a piece of land. Ya Yeabu want to see her children grow up to be successful in the future. She is very reliable and honest. She thanks you for your support.
About the Association or Rural Development
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