Thaimu K. is a trader who trades in used clothes at the Shenge market, and has been in business for over nine years. Thaimu is married and has one child and two dependents. His wife normally takes care of the business when he is not around. He travels to Guinea to buy his stock.
As Thaimu is seeking a loan he plans to use proceeds from his business to buy more stock, construct a shop as the one he currently occupies is rented and then attend to his family's need. Also he plans to open another outlet in the near future.
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