This is 50 yr old Kadiatu. She is married, and has 4 children aged 30, 27, 20 and 15yrs. She has 2 additional dependents who live with her as assistant sales men.
In 1997, Kadiatu established her charcoal and wood business. She began her business because she was not educated so, therefore, she had to find an alternative way to generate income for the home and not to be dependent on her husband. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about SLL 500,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000 in order to buy 10 piles of wood @ SLL 250,000, 45 bags of charcoal @ SLL10,000 and the balance will be use for transportation. She plans to build her own house and to improve on the business. She thanks you for your support.
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