This is 30-year-old Adikalie. He is single and has one child who is eight years old and goes to school. In 2006, Adikalie established his phone accessories and top-up cards business. He began his business because wanted to continue working as he did while he was in school, even in university. He got his initial capital from driving a public motorbike for somebody. The payments he received were used to buy a motorbike for himself, which generated more income for him. He later decided to engage in selling top-up cards and phone accessories. Working seven days a week and sixteen hours a day, he earns about Le 5,000,000 every month from this business.
Adikalie would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. He requires the loan in order to buy Africel top-up Cards (54,000 units at Le 37,000); Comuim top-up cards (30,000 units at Le 33,000); Airtel top-up Cards (27,000 units at Le 36,000) and phone batteries (4 pieces at Le 10,000).
In the future, Adikalie plans to provide quality education for his child, acquire a shop, complete his building construction and become an international businessman. Limited capital is his main challenge. He is a hardworking and honest business man. He thanks ARD for giving him additional capital. He thanks you for your support.
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