A loan of $950 helped to buy beans, palm oil, pepper and groundnuts.


Lamin's story

Meet 34-year-old Lamin from Waterloo in the western rural area of Sierra Leone. He is married with two children between the ages of two and five years old. One of his children is currently attending school. In 2000, Lamin established his local foodstuff business within a busy market area. He began his business because he came from an extended family and he has no one to support him. He works at the business from 7:00 am until 8:30 pm, 7 days per week. He says that the main challenge to his business is insufficient capital to run his business.

Lamin requires a loan in order to buy beans, palm oil, pepper and groundnuts. He hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow him to increase his business and improve his standard of living. In the future, Lamin plans to build a business structure of his own. The woman feature in the video is the SEP loan officer from the Waterloo branch. He thanks you for your support.



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