Alfred K. owns a small store at the central market in Bo where he sells used clothing. He is married and his wife is also engaged in business. He has been in the clothing business for the past ten years.
He has five dependents, two of whom are his kids. He has spent most of his time in this business since he dropped out of school.
By way of expansion Alfred wants to buy more stock that will increase his profit margin and which will enable him to start his building project on a piece of land he recently bought.
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