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Total loan: $1,150
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Amie

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / Used Clothing

A loan of $1,150 helped to pay for ladies' tops, vests and bags.


Amie's story

This is 24 year-old Amie, who is married to a trader and has four children aged 6, 8, 10, and 12 years, all attending school. In 2000, Amie established her used clothing business, selling used clothing, bags, shoes and tops after having worked with her mother in the same field before she got married.

Competition is high, but her stock of quality goods attracts many customers, all of whom she serves in the centre and outskirts of Makeni City. Her major business challenges are the rainy season and rising transportation costs. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le Le940,000 every month.

Having already received and repaid two loans, Amie is now requesting a loan of Le Le5,000,000 to buy more ladies' used tops, vests, bags and clothing for her business. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le Le250,000, and in the future plans to open additional outlets by accessing more loans. She also wants to give her children a good education. Amie thanks you for your support.



Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: September 5, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: September 5, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)