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A loan of $450 helped purchase of sugar, soap, cooking oil, bread, rice for resale.

Betty's story

Betty is a 50-year-old widow with three children aged 27, 22, and 6 years old. She has three dependents and lives in her own house. Her family goal is to have wealthy and educated children. Her address is Masindi, Uganda.

She has a retail shop and has been in the business for nine years. She started with only a little capital which has now grown but says she faces a challenge of high electricity and water bills. She intends to use the loan to purchase sugar, soap, cooking oil, bread, rice for reselling in her shop.

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