This is 29-year-old Santigie. He is married and has two children aged seven and five. He has no additional dependents. In 2006, Santigie established his drinks and provisions business. He began his business to improve his livelihood and the family. His business is located in the outskirts of town and his main customers are the general community. Working seven days a week and 17 hours a day, he earns about SLL 500,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 3,000,000. Santigie has already received and successfully repaid his first loan, and now requires a new loan in order to buy more drinks, biscuits, sardines, luncheon meat etc. He hopes that this loan will help the business to expand. In the future, Santigie plans to develop some land, give a quality education to the children and expand the business. He thanks you for your support.
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