John is 45 years old. He is married and has four children, aged 1, 3, 5 and 8 years. He has one additional dependent, who lives with him to assist his wife with the household chores. In 2007, John established his patent medicines business. He began his business to cater to the sick and provide a livelihood for his family. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about 2,000,000 SLL every month from this business.
John would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. He has already received and successfully repaid three loans and now requires a new loan in order to pay for medical drugs. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 400,000 SLL.
In the future, John plans to improve his business, make more profits, and to give his children the best education. He thanks you for your support.
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