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Total loan: $950
Makeni, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Clothing
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0Sman S.'s loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped to buy jeans, t-shirts and shoes.
0Sman S.'s story
This is 43-year-old Osman S. He is married and has five children, aged 20, 17, 15, 12 and 5 years; all are school-going children. In 1993, Osman S. established his clothing and footwear business. Working seven days a week and seven hours a day, he earns about 4,436000 Le (Sierra Leone leones) every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 Le. Osman S. has already received and successfully repaid three loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy bales of clothing and footwear. A big challenge was experienced during the loan term of repaying the previous loan: an increase in the rental fee of over 50 percent, which he paid because of the strategic location of the shop. He was determined and committed. He thanks you for your support.