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Total loan: $900

Margaret

Wewak, East Sepik Province, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea / Food

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A loan helped to increase her table market stock.


Margaret's story

Margaret is engaged in the table market and trade store business. She has 4 children 3 attending primary school and one attending secondary school. She has a table market beside the main highway. It will take 1 to 2 hours’ drive from the main town to the village. Margaret is a hardworking woman and business minded, dedicated and loyal in business. She has help and support from her husband, who has experience in the table market business running the trade store while Margaret is doing sales of cooked food along the highway. The main aim is to grow savings and build a mini shop business to support the children in the long run. Seeing good interest being earned in a month from the table market sales of cooked food, she wants to apply for loan to purchase more raw food to cook and sell to increase her savings balance.