Yeabu is 60 years old, married, and has six children aged 40, 35, 31, 27, 23 and 19 years. She has two additional dependents, both stepchildren, who live with her. In 2009, Yeabu started a business selling containers, bowls, and enamel pans. She began her business because she did not want to depend on others in her family and she wanted to make more income for herself.
Yeabu works seven days a week, 10 hours a day, and earns about 1,100,000 Sierra Leonian leones (Le) every month. She has already received and successfully repaid one loan, and is now asking for a new loan of 4,500,000 Le to buy more containers, bowls, and enamel pans. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 250,000 Le. In future, Yeabu plans to buy land of her own. She is very hard working and thanks you for your support.
About the Association or Rural Development
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