This is 30-year-old Ibrahim K. He is single and has 2 children aged 4 and 5 years, one is a school-going child. In 2002, Ibrahim K. established his easy wear shoes business. He began his business because he used to assist his brother in business after school hours and after he sat his high school exams, his elder brother gave him some amount of money to start a business while awaiting the results. But he didn't do well in the exams, so he decided to concentrate on business.
Working 7 days a week and 13 hours a day, Ibramhim K. earns about Le 3,485,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Ibrahim K. requires a loan in order to buy shoes for men (1 bundle @ Le 3,000,000) and shoes for women (1 bundle @ Le 1,000,000).
In the future, Ibrahim K. plans to open an outlet in the neighboring town, build a house and educate his children. This loan will generate more income. Sometimes, there will be shortage of stock. Ibramhim K. is hardworking and reliable. He hopes to repay the loan and access another one. He thanks you for your support.
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