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A loan of $1,075 helped to buy more cosmetics, shampoos, lotions, etc., for her two stores.

Edith's story

Edith is the well-groomed, business-oriented owner of Bana Mityana Enterprises. Her store, which sells a well-stocked and varied assortment of cosmetics, lotions, shampoos and soaps, is located on a steep path just a hundred yards from a well-traveled road in the village of Zana. A lot of shops here are standalone shanties. Customers do not enter the store; instead they come up to the counter and ask to see the products. Edith has been in business for the past three years and has a second store with the same products in the next village. She is growth-oriented and wants to expand and get into a larger location. She also wants to diversify and own a petrol station. For now, though, she plans to use her loan to keep both of her cosmetic stores well stocked.

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