Location: Ossiomo, Edo State, Nigeria
Name of Business: fashion design
Loan Amount: 20,000 Naira ($130 USD)
Date Received Loan: 30 March 2010
Date repayment of the Loan: 28 July 2010
Personal and Family Information: Married with two
children, but not living with her husband
Blessing Omotayo is a hardworking mother who wants to provide the
most she can for her two children. She has sewn ever since
she was a child and has gathered a great amount of knowledge,
experience and skill. Mrs. Omotayo will use the loan money to
purchase a sewing machine.
Currently, sewing a garment is a tedious and lengthy process
because all the work must be done by hand. The sewing machine
will greatly reduce the time needed to sew a garment. This allows
Mrs. Omotayo to produce a greater number of garments in a shorter
amount of time. With the sewing machine Mrs. Omotayo plans to open
a new business so she can provide enough money for her and her
family to live. She is determined to succeed because the business
will give her independence and allow her children to attend
**Update as of June 7, 2011:
Blessing Omotayo used the loan of N 20,000 (130 USD) to purchase a
sewing machine and is now selling her clothing and earning a
living. She was able to repay her loan on July 2010.
With the help of this loan I was able to accomplish the
· Save some money towards renting a shop to enable me reach out to
· Additional income for my family upkeep
How has this loan positively impacted your life and that of
your family? Your community?
· It has helped me to take care of some basic needs.
· Payment of school fees for my children.
Please include any opportunities you had to collaborate
with other people, organizations or government.
I am working with the Daughters of Charity Rehabilitation Centre as
a cleaner where I earn some income to support my family as well as
the sewing [business].
I am indeed grateful for your support and pray God to reward you.
Please don’t relent in extending your good work to others in