Sierra Leone is placed on the west coast of Africa.
Its inflation rate is over 18% in 2009, which is ranked in 6th among 180 countries.
I admire that he works very hard and takes care of his family.
13 hours working everyday.. I cannot do the same thing.
This is 40-year-old Alpha. He is married and his spouse is a housewife. He has two children, aged 18 and 13 years. In 1991, Alpha established his provisions business selling items like milk, biscuits, batteries, soft drinks, chewing gum, soap, toothpaste, pure water, etc. Working 7 days a week and 13 hours a day, he earns about Le 7,204,000 every month from this business.
Alpha requires a loan in the amount of Le 5,000,000 in order to purchase the following items: glucose biscuist - 20 cartons @ Le75,000, Ovaltine - 5 cartons @ Le 400,000, batteries - 12 cartons @ Le170,000, pure drinking water - 150 bundles @ Le3,000. The balance of Le10,000 will be used to pay labourers. He hopes that this loan will enable him to increase his monthly profits by approximately Le 720,000.
In the future, Alpha plans to complete his building construction, provide quality education and buy a delivering van. He has the belief and conviction that in acquiring the loans his shop will expand more than before. His major problem is the fluctuation in foreign currency which causes increase in prices. He serves 20 customers each day. His business is popular because of his customer care strategies. His suppliers are located in Freetown and he transports his items through public vehicles. He buys at least three times per month.
Some of the profit is ploughed back into the business and some is used on his building construction. He has plans to expand and this can be achieved through proper utilization of his capital. He is a very hard-working businessman. He thanks you for your support.
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Notice: Kiva's repayment rate is 98.79% in 2011, not 100% but I think it's good enough.
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This is a bit long translation from English to Japanese. Sierra Leone is placed on the west coast of Africa. Its inflation rate is over 18% in 2009, which is ranked in 6th among 180 countries. I admire that he works very hard and takes care of his family. 13 hours working everyday.. I cannot do t