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A loan of $1,175 helped to pay for more plastic shoes.

Marian's story

This is 34-year-old Marian. She is married and has two children, aged 14 and 11 years. In 1995, Marian established her slippers and sandals business. She began her business because she wanted to assist her husband with the upbringing of her children. Her business is located at the city centre and her main customers are the general public. She opens seven days a week and 10 hours a day. She earns 1,000,000 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL. Marian requires a loan in order to buy more cartons of slippers and sandals. She hopes that this loan will help to increase her profit approximately 700,000 SLL. In the future, Marian plans to be a distributor for one of the plastic industries that are operating in the country. She is very reliable. She thanks you for your support.

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