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A loan of $200 helped to purchase more charcoal, soap, and other items for her business.

Alice's story

Alice is 43 years old and lives in Congo Town. She is married and has five children between the ages of 13 and 26. All of them attend school. For the past 18 years she has been operating a small shop where she sells charcoal and soap. Sometimes she has fewer customers but most of the time she make a lot of profit. She is requesting a loan to purchase more charcoal, soap, and other items. In the future she hopes to expand her business into a big store.

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