This is 56 year-old Kadiatu. She is married and has 5 children, aged 12, 13,18, 20 and 25 years. In 1999, Kadiatu established her cooking and household utensils - knives, tea kettles, buckets, plates, and plastic bowls business. She began her business because, after the war, things were difficult with the husband so she decided to go into business to sustain the home.
Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about SLL 1,200,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,500,000. Kadiatu has already received and successfully repaid 3 loans. She now requires a new loan in order to buy drinking buckets – 30 pieces @ SLL 65, 000, pans (large size) – 25 sets @ SLL 60, 000, tea kettles – 15 pieces @ SLL 25, 000, rubber bowls – 30 pieces @ SLL 20, 000 and spoons – 5 dozen @ SLL 5, 000. The balance of SLL 50, 000 will be used as to transport the goods.
In the future, Kadiatu plans to have a large shop with different dishes and latest patterns of pans and dishes. This loan will help her to buy goods that her customers want, in large quantities. She thanks you for your support.
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