Ali is a 20-year-old married man. He is newly married and trying to make a good income for his family which he supports with his business. He has owned a clothing shop since 2008. He opened this business after seeing a need for such services in the region. He has a good number of clients. For this the reason he is planning to expand his work operation and enlarge his shop by purchasing an additional number of clothes. In order to do so, Ali is requesting a loan of $1,200.
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