A loan of $1,200 helped expand his business to include more clothing and linens to attract new customers.


Abdulai O's story

Abdulai started running his business in 2002 by selling cola nuts. According to him, he had $45 of business capital. In 2003 he joined the SMT program and was able to take a $40 loan which he invested on used clothes. Abdulai accessed loans from SMT several times and won an award from the UNDP for being an on-time repayment client in Koinadugu district. His business has expanded from selling cola nuts to selling blankets, bedsheets, towels and men's clothing. Abdulai is married with six children and the children are all in school. At 58 years old, he would like to expand his business and later hand it over to one of his children. He is therefore requesting the loan for the purpose of expansion.



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