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A loan of $475 helped to purchase bags of rice and fish to prepare her food to sell.


Mary Ama's story

Mary Ama cooks rice for sale. She serves it with macaroni, meat and fish stew. Mary has been selling cooked rice for the past five years now. She is married to a driver and has five children. Mary helps her husband pay their children’s school fees. Her loan will be used to purchase bags of rice and fish to prepare her food to sell. Mary will use her new profit to expand her business.


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