A loan of $1,050 helped purchase additional sewing machines to contribute to local demand for sewing apprenticeships.

Alie's story

Alie S. became disabled when the vehicle in which he was traveling overturned in one of the villages in Sierra Leone. At fifty-two years old, he is not able to do as much as before but he is able to continue with his tailoring business.

With his previous loans, Alie bought 4 sewing machines. He later formed a solidarity group with two neighboring tailors, each of whom has two sewing machines. Together they rented a space in Kabala town for conducting their business.

Alie employs two ladies to assist him with the sewing of ladies' African dresses. Alie’s tailoring business has improved and because of his professionalism, he was contacted by an international NGO to train five disabled youth. He could not take more trainees as requested due to lack of sewing machines and cash to pay additional professional tailors to assist with the training. He is therefore requesting a loan of US$ 1050 to purchase six sewing machines and other tailoring materials to meet tailoring training demand in Kabala town.

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