This is 27-year-old Ibrahim. He is married, and has three children who are six years old, four years old and four months old. Two of them are school going children. He has three additional dependents who live with him because they are his younger ones and he is assisting them in their schooling. They help to do some domestic work at home. In 2005, Ibrahim established his soft drinks, hard drinks, energy drinks, biscuits, mobile phones & accessories business. He began his business as he used to assist his father in business after school. When he lost his father, he dropped out of school and joined his elder brother in business. He served his elder brother for some years and his brother later gave him some money to start his own business. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about Le 2,120,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan of Le 5,000,000. Ibrahim requires a loan in order to purchase some hard and soft driinks and mobile phones. In the future, Ibrahim plans to open another outlet, build a house, and provide a quality education for his children. This loan will help to improve the business. Inadequate capital is his major challenge. He thanks you for your support.
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