This is 53-year-old Isatu A. She is married and has 4 children ages 33, 31, 29, and 26 years. She has 2 additional dependents: her grandchildren, who are living with her to attend school and help in domestic work. In 1983, Isatu A. established her food stuffs (rice, vegetable oil, sugar) business. She began her business because she was brought up by her aunt who did not send her to school, and her aunt was a petty trader whose business was the only source of income. She joined in the petty trading untill she was mature enough to stand on her own. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about 805,000 SLL every month from this business.
She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Isatu A. requires a loan in order to purchase assorted bags of rice grains and sugar. In the future, Isatu A. plans to expand her business. This loan as an additional income will help a lot. Competition and the rainy season are her main challenges. This business has helped her in raising her children. She is looking forward to funds that will help her in developing her business, so that she will save enough for her retirement age. She thanks you for your support.
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