Fomba Trawally
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African Dream - Fomba Trawally

Fomba Trawally is a former refugee who had to leave school to support his siblings after his mother died. Now his import company is one of the biggest in Liberia.

At the end of 1991 he returned home and - with $25 (£16) that he had saved and $120 that he got from a Malian friend - he started his business, Kumba Beindu and Sons.

"In just one year's time we were able to grow up to $3,000… and now we have businesses all around the country," he told the BBC's series African Dream.

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  • 02 Apr 2012
  • From the section Africa