Charles is a 45-year-old businessman who lives in Juba. He is married with four children between the ages of 4 and 13. All of them go to school. Charles runs a general store, and has been in business for eight years. He has no employees. He heard about Finance Sudan through promotions by the loan officers. He is taking out a loan of 2000 SSP to purchase more oil, soap, salt, and many other items, In addition to this business, he has no other source of income.
In five years Charles would like to expand his business and open other branches. His major challenges include high market prices and high transportation cost. Charles says he is happy for the loans given by Finance Sudan through the help of Kiva.