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Total loan: $700
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Idrissa J.

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / Cosmetics Sales

A loan of $700 helped to purchase exercise books and foam laundry soap.


Idrissa J.'s story

Idrissa, 36, is married and has five children, ages 1, 5, 10, 12 and 16. Three are going to school. In 2004, Idrissa established his stationery and cosmetics business. He began his business because he lacked financial support that forced him to drop out of school in his Sixth Form. He had wanted to go to college but his parents could not afford the amount to see him through. He had to rely on petty trading. He did his best and he has done a lot for himself. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about Le 617,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Idrissa requires a loan in order to purchase exercise books (12 cartons @ Le200,000) and foam laundry soap (10 cartons @ Le60,000). In the future, Idrissa plans to educate his children at whatever level they choose. The loan is another source of income to help him. The rainy season is his major problem because the mud on the road prevents customers from going to the market. His business is growing and he needs more capital to build it to a giant level. Idrissa is a hardworking and persuasive and offers good customer service. He thanks you for your support.



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: September 19, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: September 19, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)