This is 43-year-old Mohamed. He is married and has three children aged 22, 18 and 12. He has two additional dependents, who live with him because they are aged.
In 2005, Mohamed established his bakery business. He began his business because of the high profit earned in bread production. Working seven days a week and five hours a day, he earns about 1,150,000 Leone (SLL) every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL.
Mohamed has already received and successfully repaid one loan, and now requires a new loan in order to buy wheat flour and additional diesel for machine use. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately 300,000 SLL. In the future, Mohamed plans to open another bakery in the west part of the city. With the loan, he hopes to increase production of bread. He thanks you for your support.
About the Association or Rural Development
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