Soloman has a retail store in which the largest part of his business is the selling of dry staples. He mostly sells rice, flour, sugar, salt. He sells Pakistani rice and Ugandan Rice. The flour is cassava flour and maize flour. He also sells millet and sorghum. He also carries a few canned and boxed items.
Soloman is married, 34 years old, and has four children. He also cares for two orphans. Almost all persons in shantytown districts care for orphans. These are usually children of deceased brothers or sisters. AID’s and malaria are the largest contributors to the deaths of young adults. Because of the limited amount of resources people have, often the orphaned children they care for cannot attend the schools that their own children attend. However, hey are equally loved, as this is generally seen as life in the community, not a burden.
Soloman has had his business for three years. He is requesting a loan of $475 so he can keep his supply of dry staples replenished, satisfy his customers and hopefully expand his business. This will help him care for his family.