A loan of $1,175 helped to buy one bundled bail of cotton.


Sulaiman's story

This is 50-year-old Sulaiman. He is married and has 1 child, age 3 yrs. He has 1 additional dependent who lives with him. In 1999, Sulaiman established his textiles business. He began his business because at the age of 19 years he went to one of the diamond mining towns known as Kono. However, due to the rebel war in Sierra Leone, they were attacked by rebels, and he fled to Makeni where he started doing petty business with the small amount of money he had by then. After some years when the business developed, he decided to come to Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, to continue his business until now. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about Le 1,500,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000. Suliaman requires a loan in order to buy one bundled bail of cotton @ Le 4,500,000. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 1,000,000. In the future, Sulaiman plans to build a house so that he can live comfortably with his family, and he hopes to see his children educated to university level. He thanks you for your help.



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