This is 53-year-old Abu Bakarr. He is married and has five children, aged 3, 6, 8, 12 and 16. He has three additional dependents who live with him because they are a late brother's children.
In 2001, Abu Bakarr established his used shoes business. The business was started separate from his wife's rice business to be able to maintain the home. He would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 Le (Sierra Leone leones). Abu Bakarr has already received and successfully repaid two loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy four bales of used shoes. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 462,560. In the future, Abu Bakarr plans to improve the sales of school shoes and educate his children to university level. He thanks you for your support.
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