This is 31-year-old Sillah. He is married and has 3 children, aged 3, 5 and 9. He has 2 additional dependents who live with him to assist one of his sisters with her children's education. In 2001, Sillah established his spare parts business. The business started in the sale of bicycle spare parts with a brother, and now the business has grown to spare parts for autos and motorcycles. The business also makes him learn about engines.
Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,995,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Sillah has already received and successfully repaid 1 loan, and now requires a new loan in order to improve his stock. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 545,020. In the future, Sillah plans to educate his children and to make more profit in the business. He thanks you for your support.
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