Bintu is 34 years old, married, and has two children. She has two additional dependents, who live with her because of the quality of education in the city. In 2009, Bintu established her frozen fish business. She began her business to aid her husband in solving family issues. Her business is located in the outskirts of the city. Her main customers are women. Working seven days a week, 11 hours a day, she earns about 700,000 SLL a month.
Bintu is requesting a loan for 4,500,000 SLL, which she will use to purchase frozen fish to sell. She hopes that this loan will increase her profits. In the future, Bintu plans to get one cool room for herself to start generating income.
About the Association or Rural Development
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