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A loan of $450 helped to buy clothes to sell.


Sylver's story

Sylver is 53 years old, married with three children, and living in Masindi, Uganda. He is charged with the sole responsibility of supporting the family, since his wife is a stay-home mother.

For thirty years now he has been selling clothes and, with the profits, he has managed to set up a restaurant and piggery project to supplement his income. Ever-changing tastes and preferences pose a challenge to his business, while his desire is to own a modern boutique.

Sylver is requesting a loan to buy clothes to sell.



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