Lodu is a 38-year-old business man who lives in Juba. He is married and has five children between the ages of 3 and 14. All of them go to school. Lodu runs a manufacturing shop, and has been in business for seven years. He has one employee. He heard about Finance Sudan through promotions by the loan officers. He is taking a loan of 4,000 SSP to purchase more metals and many other items. He has no other source of income.
In five years Lodu would like to expand his business and open other branches. His major challenges include high market prices and high transportation costs. Lodu says he is happy for the loans given by Finance Sudan through the help of Kiva.