This is 29-year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has two children aged 4 years and 5 months old. She has one additional dependent who lives with her in foster care.
In 1998, Kadiatu established her vegetable oil, flour, sugar, tomato paste, butter, ketchup, Maggi (a product for enhancing the flavor of soups and stews), mayonnaise, etc. business. She began her business because she did not have the opportunity to attend school. She used to assist her uncle's wife in business. When she got married, her husband gave her some amount of money to start a business.
Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,500,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Kadiatu requires a loan in order to buy eggs - 5 cartons @ Le220,000, Maggi - 3 cartons @ Le175,000, vegetable oil - 3 rubber containers @ Le155,000, sugar - 3 bags @ Le240,000, mayonnaise - 1 carton @ Le190,000.
In the future, Kadiatu plans to build a house, provide quality education for her children, and acquire a shop. She thanks you for your support.
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