A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase more stock to expand his business.

Umaru J.'s story

Umaru J. B. was born in Kabala. He is 38 years old. He is married to a business woman and they have three children: one in secondary school and two in primary school. He is a businessman in Kabala, selling cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Umaru previously received a loan of Le 2,000,000.00 from Kiva through SMT, a loan he repaid successfully. That loan helped him a lot by enabling him to increase the size of his business and the profit he makes.

Umaru is now seeking a loan of Le 3,500,000.00 to further improve his business. With this loan, he will travel to Freetown to buy more commodities at cheaper prices. In this way, he will be able to maximize his profit and improve his family's standard of living.

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