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Total loan: $1,175
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Saidu B.

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / General Store

A loan of $1,175 helped to buy batteries, sardines, milk, and drinks for his business.


Saidu B.'s story

This is 49-year-old Saidu B. He is married and has three children, 21, 16, and 11 years old. All are school-going children.

In 2010, Saidu B. established his business, selling things like cigarettes, soap, batteries, paste, milk, sardines, toothbrushes, etc. He began his business because he was not privileged to attend school. He used to farm with his father and when he became mature, he farmed on his own and the proceeds were used to start a small business in the village.

Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, he earns about SLL 2,300,000 every month from this business. Inadequate capital is his major challenge. He would like a loan in the amount of SLL 5,000,000.

Saidu B. has already received and successfully repaid two loans and now he requires a new loan in order to buy batteries, sardines, Peak milk, and drinks. Saidu B. used some of his prior profit to support his family and pay school fees for his children. Saidu B. also bought a motorbike and a piece of land.

In the future, Saidu B. plans to open another outlet, provide quality education for his children, and build a house. This loan will help him achieve some of his future plans. He is a hard-working businessman. He thanks you for your support.



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: June 7, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: June 7, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)