This is 42-year-old Rashid. He is married and has two children, aged 8 and 5. He has three additional dependents who live with him: his wife and two sales assistants.
In 2004, Rashid established his provisions business. He began his business just to enable him to adequately care for his family. His business is located at the center of town, and his main customers are all classes of business customers.
Working seven days a week and 16 hours a day, he earns about 1,300,000 Le (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Rashid requires a loan in order to buy mayonnaise at Le 700,000; biscuits at Le 300,000; and butter at Le 500,000. He hopes that this loan will help him expand his business. In the future, Rashid plans to build a house, to educate his kids and to perform hajj. He thanks you for your support.
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