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A loan of $1,175 helped to pay for hair products.


Isata's story

This is 34-year-old Isata. She is married and has one child, aged 16 years. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her because she is her late sister's child. Isata is assisting her niece with her education. In 2002 Isata established her business, selling hair products, jeans, and blouses. She began her business because she wanted to be self-reliant, after graduating from a technical school. Her business is located in the outskirts of town, and her customers are both ladies and gents. Working seven days a week and 14 hours a day, she earns about 1,450,000 SLL every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Isata has previously received, and successfully repaid, two loans. Now she requires a new loan in order to buy more hair products. She hopes that this loan can improve on her hair product sales. Isata plans to move the shop to the center of town and improve the boutique, in the future. The loan can improve her sales and maximize her profit. Isata says: "I thank ARD for the support." She thanks you, also, for your support.



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