A loan of $1,175 helped to purchase material for her Gara cloth business.


Mbalu's story

Mbalu is a 47-year-old widow, and has five children, including three who attend school. In 2001, Mbalu established her gara cloth business with money provided by her late husband. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le3,681,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le5,000,000. Mbalu has already received and successfully repaid four loans. She now requires a new loan in order to purchase bedspread (20 pieces @ Le50,000), gowns (50 pieces @ Le40,000), and bamakoh (40 pieces @ Le50,000). In the future, Mbalu plans to build a house, continue to educate her children and acquire a shop. This loan will help to achieve some of her future plans. She is grateful to ARD for improving her life. Her main challenge is fluctuation in foreign currency. She thanks you for your support.



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