How a Columbus Grocery Store Grew Using Lendr | Case Study

African Market

Interview with owner Penda Sillah, Lendr client since 2012

  • Industry

    Grocery & Convenience Stores

  • Location

    Columbus, OH

African Market, located in Columbus, Ohio, is a supermarket providing specialty food, beverages and products from Africa for the local community. In 2012, they sought to expand their supermarket and purchase additional equipment. Since then, they have grown their business and continue to work with Lendr today.

  • Lendr

    What does your business do?

    African Market

    African Market is a supermarket serving the local communities of Columbus, Ohio. The market carries speciality food, beverages and products from Africa.

  • Lendr

    What brought you to Lendr? How did you hear about them?

    African Market

    I was referred to Lendr by a friend. I was looking for a loan in order to expand my business and also purchase some much-needed equipment, like additional refrigerators, freezers, and some general operational equipment.

  • Lendr

    What was the application process like?

    African Market

    It was easy, and the Lendr team was there for me if I had any questions or if I required any further information. However, it was all pretty seamless.

  • Lendr

    How has your business benefitted from working with Lendr?

    African Market

    We were able to expand the African Market. We purchased the equipment we needed, and we have been able to stay ahead of operational costs. They were a big help to me.

  • Lendr

    What would you say is the best thing about working with Lendr?

    African Market

    The best thing about working with Lendr is how easy going and helpful they are. It has been a great experience so far, and I am still with them.

  • Lendr

    What would you say to a small business owner about Lendr?

    African Market

    I would recommend Lendr to anyone. They are helpful to small business owners in many ways. They are really a good company to work with and have on your side.

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