Funded

Total loan: $700
Powered by 26 lenders

Ishmail

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / Blacksmith

A loan of $700 helped to buy more tools for his blacksmith business.


Ishmail's story

This is 60-year-old Ishmail. He is married and has three children aged 30, 25 and 15 years. All of them go to school. In 1965, Ishmail established his blacksmith business. He began his business because he had learnt this trade from his elder brother. They were not fortunate enough to go to school due to lack of finance Their parents were poor farmers. His brother and he had to process and sell pots, knives and hoes to sustain the family.

Working six days a week and 12 hours a day, he earns about Le 234,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan of Le 3,000,000 to purchase 600 kilos of aluminum for LE 3,000,000.

In the future, Ishmail plans to expend his business and to open a showroom to display his goods. He is a hardworking business man. He thanks you for your support.



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: October 17, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: October 17, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)