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Total loan: $1,175
Freetown Central, Western Area, Sierra Leone / Clothing
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Umu's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy 20 bales of cotton at le 250,000 each.
This is 33 year-old Umu. She is married and has two children aged 19 and 5 years old. In 2008 Umu established her Textiles business. She began her business because she wanted to help her husband in taking care of the home. Her business is located at the city center and her main customers are ladies. Working 6 days a week, and 8 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Umu requires a loan in order to buy 20 bales of cotton at le 250,000 each. This loan will help her increase her profit margin by Le 500,000. In the future, Umu plans to rent a shop so that she can compete with other business friends. She thanks you for your support.