This is 41-year-old Foday Y. He is married and has 4 children, ages 6, 8, 12 and 22 years; all are school-going children.
In 2002, Foday Y. established his clothing (Bamakoh, cotton, Collingine, etc.) business. He began his business after he sat for the High School Examination and there was no one to sponsor his education. He decided to join tailoring, and when he specialized, his boss gave him one machine. Foday Y. used the machine for some years and left his boss and opened his own shop. He is a hardworking tailor. Some customers are difficult to satisfy.
Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about 2,704,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Foday Y. has already received and successfully repaid 3 loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy Bamakoh cloth - 33 pieces @ 150,000 SLL. The balance, 50,000 SLL, will be used for transportation. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits.
In the future, Foday Y. plans to complete his building construction, educate his children and open another outlet. This loan will help to achieve some of his future plans. He thanks ARD for improving his life. He thanks you for your support.
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