Marwan is a 41-year-old married man with four dependent children. He has been working at home painting and decoration for the past 25 years and he has very good experience in this occupation. Due to the long period, he was able to earn a good work reputation and become known in this field. He works on a freelance basis upon request of the customers.
Today, Marwan is requesting a loan of $1,200 to purchase new painting tools to replace his old ones. He is expecting to expand and fulfill his business objectives and is very confident that he will be able to achieve substantial growth in the coming years.
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