Francess A. is a business woman who rents a drug store at a major lorry park (transport station) called New London in Bo. She has two years of experience in this business. She has a shop assistant who she pays on a monthly basis to help run the business. Francess is married to a clergy man.
She also works with a non-governmental organization as an administrative and finance officer and she has a degree in accounting.
She is requesting a loan to increase her stock to better meet her customers' demands. The cost is high due to the exchange rate in purchasing pharmaceuticals from Guinea
She hopes to use the proceeds of her loan to pay the fees of her two children and dependents.
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