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Nsubuga Joy is aged 41 and resides in one of Kampala’s suburbs. She has one dependant, her mum of 80 years of age. Joy, together with her mum, have five two-bedroom rental units from which they derive their income. Currently their four operational units fetch a total of $356 per month, while one is pending renovation. To supplement her income, Joy operates a salon business and specializes in braiding ladies' hair.

Joy, together with her mother, wants to secure a loan worth $900 to renovate the fifth unit. This will help them fetch an extra $89 per month hence increasing their income base. The loan will be paid over a 6 month period using money realized from the rental units.

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