Elizabeth is a 48-year-old, Lebanese, married woman. She lives with her husband and one child. Elizabeth works with her husband to meet the family's needs and cover their expenses. Her husband works in a local company. Elizabeth has worked as a cook for the past thirty years, but in 2005 she decided to open her own home business.
Elizabeth requests a loan of $1300 to buy new cooking equipment. She says that this purchase will make her job easier and faster and definitely increase her revenues. In the future, Elizabeth plans to open her own restaurant.
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