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A loan of $525 helped purchase beer, soft drinks and foodstuffs to resell.

Jean Damascene's story

Jean Damascene is 23 years old, and he is married with two children who are ages 1 1/2 and 3 years old. His wife is a farmer. He owns a bar in which they sell different kinds of beer, soft drinks such as sodas, and he also sells a few foodstuffs.This business has enabled him develop his standards of living. J. Damascene is requesting a loan to buy more beer,sodas and some foodstuffs in order to make more profits.His is planning to expand his business.

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