This is 51-year-old Binta. She is a widow and has three children, aged 21, 18 and 10. She has one additional dependent who lives with her because he is her relative.
In 1994, Binta established her foodstuffs, beverages and drinks business. She began her business by selling drinks to passengers traveling to Freetown. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 1,300,000 Sierra Leone leones (Le) every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Binta has already received and successfully repaid three loans, and now requires a new loan in order to purchase a new type of drink sold at Le 22,000 per gallon. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 300,000. In the future, Binta plans to build a house and educate her children to the university level. She thanks you for your support.
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