Fausta has been a businesswoman involved in the sale of charcoal for four years now and she is able to make 20,000/= a week as profits. This has enabled her to look after her family. She also sells green bananas from the same stall and the strategic positioning of her business is key to its success. She strives to ensure that her businesses grow more to enable her to pay her children’s school fees until they are done with studies.
Fausta needs a loan as increased capital so as to be able to boost her business, especially to buy more bags of charcoal and green bananas to sell.
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