A loan of $700 helped to buy chains, bracelets, make-up, hair dyes, earrings, etc. in wholesale to add to his existing stock.


Idrissa's story

Pictured here is Idrissa. The 34-year-old was born in Tonkolili district, northern Sierra Leone. He is married to a civil servant and the couple has two children who are attending primary school. For three years now, Idrissa has been selling chains, bracelets, make-up, hair dyes, earrings, etc. Idrissa is requesting a loan of SLL 3,000,000 for the first time from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to further expand his business. With this loan, he will buy the abovementioned items in wholesale to add to his existing stock.

Though capital has always been a great challenge for Idrissa, he is proud that, out of the little profit he makes from his daily sales, he is in the process of erecting a dwelling house for his family. Idrissa’s dream is to become a great and influential businessman.



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