Ibrahim, 26, is married and has three children, ages 2, 3 and 5. Two are going to school. He has three additional dependents who live with him because they are younger ones who he assists in their schooling and they do some domestic work at home. In 2005, Ibrahim established his provisions business selling baby food, beverages, condiments, etc. He began his business because he assisted his father after school hours and when his father died, there was no sponsorship for his schooling. He joined his elder brother in business and after some years his brother gave him money to start his own business which has now grown into two outlets.
Working seven days a week and 15 hours a day, he earns about Le 3,681,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 6,000,000. Ibrahim has already received and successfully repaid one loan, and now requires a new loan in order to buy Ovaltine (10 cartons @ Le90,000), peak milk (10 cartons @ Le260,000), energy drinks (20 cartons @ Le23,000), Heineken (15 cartons @ Le75,000), sardines (five cartons @ Le160,000) and pure water (38 bundles @ Le3,000). The balance of Le1,000 will be used to pay a laborer. In the future, Ibrahim plans to provide quality education for his children, build a house and become an international businessman. This loan will help to increase his income. Inadequate capital is his major challenge. He is a hard-working and honest businessman. He hopes to repay this loan and access another. He thanks you for your support.
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