Roland is a 34-year-old single man living with and taking care of his elderly parents.
Roland has been working as a carpenter for the past ten years, working on a freelance basis upon the request of the customers. Over the years, he has been able to make a good reputation and has gained a growing number of clients.
Today, Roland is requesting $1,200 to purchase carpentry tools because, after this long period in this occupation, he's planning to expand his business market and meet his clients’ requirements to keep his good reputation.
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