This is 57-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has four children aged 16, 22, 26, and 32 years.
In 2002, Kadiatu established her provisions business where she sells soft drinks, Foam Surf (laundry detergent), sachet milk (small containers of milk), rice, sugar, sweets, charcoal, etc. She began her business because her parents were only subsistence farmers and she was introduced to farming. At the age of 17, she got married and her husband introduced her to business.
Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 750,000 every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Kadiatu requires a loan in order to buy sugar - 3 bags @ Le225,000, salt - 5 bags @ Le23,000, rice - 3 bags @ Le140,000, onions - 3 bags @ Le100,000, palm oil - 5 rubber containers @ Le100,000, vegetable oil - 4 rubber containers @ Le100,000, biscuits - 4 cartons @ Le85,000, Maggi (a product for enhancing the flavor of soups and stews) - 2 cartons @ Le125,000.
In the future, Kadiatu plans to build another house and expand the business. She is a hardworking business woman and she thanks you for your support.
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