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Total loan: $1,000


comoro, , Timor-Leste / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy clothes, trousers and shorts.

Lourenca's story

Lourenca is 42 years old and married with three children. Her husband is a driver. She has a clothing business that she started in 2016, where many people come to buy goods every day. Running her business has made Lourenca independent because she can be responsible for herself and also help support her family.

She would like a loan of $1,000 from KIF to help improve her clothing business. She plans to use this loan to buy clothes, trousers and shorts.

Lourenca hopes to run a bigger business in the future and wants to thank lenders for the opportunity.