A loan of $950 helped to buy more foodstuff, such as bulgur, green beans, cassava and palm oil.


Karimu's story

Meet 40-year-old Karimu from Waterloo in the eastern area of Freetown in Sierra Leone. He is married with 2 children, age 12 and 16. Karimu's children are currently attending school.

In 2007, Karimu established his local foodstuff business. He began his business because he grew up in a village where there was no school and no medical center, and he needed to generate income to support his family. He works at his business from 7:30am until 6:00pm, 7 days per week. He says that the main challenges to his business are insufficient capital to operate the business and the high cost of transportation.

Karim requires a loan in order to buy more foodstuff, such as bulgur, green beans, cassava and palm oil. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to educate his children. In the future, he plans to build more shops and expand his business. He thanks you for your support.



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