A loan of $975 helped to buy cottons, jeans, shirts, shoes, bed sheets, briefcases, etc., in large quantity.


Amadu's story

Here is Amadu B., a micro entrepreneur from Kabala, a town in Northern Sierra Leone. This 25-year-old husband is requesting a loan of 4,000,000 leones for the first time from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to expand his business. He sells assorted goods – cottons, jeans, shirts, shoes, bed sheets, briefcases, etc. Amadu usually travels to neighboring Guinea to buy the goods he sells. With the help of this Kiva loan, Amadu will be able to expand his business by buying stock wholesale. Consequently, his business will improve both in size and quality and, eventually, Amadu will be able to overcome his current greatest challenge which is to have a shop or store to accommodate more goods. Currently, he sells his goods in a stall at the market.



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