Roland Tarawallie owns a shop at the back of the central market in Bo. He sells various cooking items both wholesale and retail and has operated this business for twenty years.
He is married and has 10 dependents, four of whom are his children. One of the sons usually helps in the business. His wife is also a trader.
Roland seeks to import more products (food items) from Guinea. He has a very good group credit history and used to be the leader of a solidarity group.
He hopes to use the proceeds to educate his children and to build a house.
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