A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase more batteries, sugar, cigarettes, butter and mayonnaise.

Amadu's story

Amadu is 41 years old and married with three children, aged between 4 years and 15 years. He runs a general merchandise store in Goderich, in the western area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He has two children that are currently attending school and also takes care of four relatives at home.

Amadu has been in this business for 15 years and sells batteries, sugar, milk, butter, cigarettes, mayonnaise and soap at his store. His wife is a petty trader (she sells small goods in the market), and she also contributes to the household income. He says that the main challenge to his business is lack of sufficient capital to invest in his store.

He requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more general merchandise. Amadu says that the extra income from this loan will help him educate his children. In the future, he would like to open more outlets in the community.

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