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A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase more raw materials.

Ramatu's story

This is 37-year-old Ramatu. She is married and has 3 children aged 19, 17, and 12. She has 2 additional dependents, who live with her because one of them lost his mother and the other is her husband's younger brother.

In 2003, Ramatu established her ice cream and yogurt ice business. She began her business because her husband’s income is low so she started business to meet the home challenges. Her business has gone from one freezer to now eight. Working 6 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 3,440,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000.

Ramatu requires a loan in order to increase her purchases of raw materials. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 344,000 SLL. In the future, Ramatu plans to send her two children to university and to increase production. Competition is there but the quality of her production helps her business. She thanks you for your support.

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