Hadjigulu has been in this business for 2 years. He is 44 years old, married, and has 2 children. He and his family live in the Khachmaz region, in the village of Garagurtlu. He would like to improve the conditions of his cafe to attract more clients, therefore he is applying for a loan of $725 to buy glasses, teapots, kettles and sugar-bowls.
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