"I believe if the loan of US$1,175 is given to me, I will be able to buy more goods for sale. Business is better right now as Christmas is around the corner. The Christmas period is a time people buy more lengths of cloth, shoes, and bags for the celebration. This will help me to improve my family's standard of living," says Mrs. Juliet O. who lives in Benin City.
Juliet is 38 years old, married with 4 children. She is a member of LAPO as a leader of her union and has been in this business since 1995.