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A loan of $1,200 helped to buy more drinks and food to sell.


Blessing's story

Mrs. Blessing B. lives in the town of Ajamgbadi in Lagos State, Nigeria. For the past four years, she has made a living selling cooked foods and drinks. She studied this trade for two years before opening her shop. Blessing is 30 years old, married and has two children. She has been a client at LAPO Microfinance for the past two years. Blessing has applied for a loan of $1,200, which she will use to expand her business by buying more drinks and food items to sell to her customers.



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