This is 39-year-old Kadiatu from Lumley western area in Freetown. She is married with 2 children, 10 years and 18 years old. She also has 3 additional dependents that living with her at home.
Kadiatu runs a provisions store; she sells milk, sugar, Ovaltine, bread, and assorted drinks. She has been running this business for 7 years. She works at the business 7 days per week and 8 hours a day and has one employee working for her. She also works as a teacher to increase her savings. Her major business challenge is competition in the market and low purchasing power of her customers.
Kadiatu has requested a loan in order to buy items such as assorted drinks, milk, cheese, luncheon meat and bags of sugar. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her installments and take care of her family's welfare. In the future, she plans to open an outlet in town. She appreciates your support.
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