Issa is 51 years old, married, and has four children. In 1986, he established his assorted shoes business. He began his business because he did not attend English school. He only leaned Arabic and he used to assist his elder sister with her business. After acquiring experience, his friend gave him a loan to start his own business, which has now grown from peddler to stall. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about 1,575,000 SLL every month.
Issa is requesting his second loan for 4,000,000 SLL, which he will use to buy crepe and shoes. In the future, Issa plans to complete his house, send his son abroad, open another outlet, and buy a car. This loan will help to improve the business. He is hardworking business man.
About the Association or Rural Development
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