A loan of $350 helped purchase oil and kerosene in bulk to reduce travel costs.


Sankoh's story

Sankoh K. is forty years old, married with five children. He owns a small shop in the village of Fadugu in Sierra Leone, located near Kabala. He sells engine oil, spare parts, kerosene and bicycles. Sankoh provides a basic but much needed service to the community. He travels very often to Freetown or Makeni to purchase his goods.

Sankoh says that he spends a lot of money on transport because of having to buy in small quantites and travel so often. He is requesting a loan of $350 to purchase a barrel of engine oil and twenty-five gallons of kerosene to expand his business. The loan will enable him to purchase these goods in bulk, thus reducing the frequency of his procurement trips and cutting down his costs so that he can improve his profit margin.



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