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Total loan: $6,675

Chipatso Group

Lilongwe, Central Region, Malawi / Food

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A loan helped to buy more beans and maize.

Chipatso Group's story

Lyness is 47 years old. She is divorced with three children and cares for four of her relatives.

Lyness sells beans and maize to earn an income. She would like to buy more beans and maize with the loan she has requested. The proceeds will enable her to feed her family, and she started the business with the aim of supporting her family. She has employed two of her family members in the business.

Lyness desires to expand her business and open a big shop. She also desires to own a car in the future.