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Total loan: $950
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Ishaka

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / Phone Accessories

A loan of $950 helped to pay for more phones and drinks.


Ishaka's story

This is 30-year-old Ishaka. He is married and has one child, a four-month-old baby. He has two additional dependents, his wife's relatives who are living with them while they attend school.

In 2008, Ishaka established his business selling mobile phone accessories and drinks. He began his business because they were living with his parents in the mining areas, and when the war broke out, his parents did not have enough money to send him back to school in addition to caring for his younger siblings. He decided to join his uncle who is a businessman.

Working seven days a week and fourteen hours a day, he earns about SLL 1,404,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,000,000. Ishaka requires a loan in order to purchase mobile chargers, headphones, earphones, mobile covers, mobile batteries, pure water and soft drinks.

In the future, Ishaka plans to open another outlet. The loan will help because he will be able to buy in large quantities, procuring goods to meet his customers’ demands. Changes in price of products to meet the customers’ demands is his main challenge. He is hardworking and committed to his business. He thanks you for your support.



Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: February 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: February 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)