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A loan of $675 helped to buy more charcoal for resale.

Fatouma's story

Fatouma is age 50. She sells charcoal and has been doing this business for the past 11 years. She is married with 8 children and all go to school. She has requested the loan to buy more charcoal for resale. With the profits, she would love to see her business prospering by adding more merchandise, as well as paying school fees for the children.

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