This is 32-year-old Idrissa. He is married and has 5 children aged 17, 15, 12, 9 and 5.
In 2001, Idrissa established his shoes, bags, artificial hair products and cosmetics business. He began this business because he wanted to be self-employed and get a regular source of income to support his family. Working 7 days a week and 9 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,200,000 every month from this business.
Idrissa would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. He has already received and successfully repaid 1 loan and now requires a new loan in order to buy more shoes, bags and cosmetics. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000.
In the future, Idrissa plans to expand his business to other areas in the township, and to educate his children to university level. He thanks you for your support.
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