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A loan of $875 helped to purchase a variety of handcrafts items.


Dorothee's story

Dorothee is 34 years old. She is married with two children who are 4 and 7 years old. Dorothee is a self-employed businesswoman who is known for selling a variety of handcrafts items, as the picture itself indicates. Dorothee has been in this business for about 10 years and the business hours are from early in the morning until late in the evening.

Although Dorothee has been in this business for about 10 years, her capital is still too low to expand meaningfully. To end this, she will purchase a variety of handcrafts items for sale. These additional items will play a big part in increasing her revenue and continuing to take care of her family.



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