This is 420year-old Ibrahim. He is married and has four children aged 19, 15, 13 and nine. In 2003, Ibrahim established his dry milk business. He began his business in order to enable him to settle his domestic problem. His business is located at city centre, and his main customers are mostly women. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about 1,500,000 SLL every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Ibrahim has already received and successfully repaid one loan and now requires a new loan in order to buy packets of dry milk. He hopes that this loan will increase his capital base and his stock level. In the future, Ibrahim plans to rent his own store/shop, to build another house and to educate his children. He thanks you for your support.
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