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A loan of $275 helped to purchase stocks of beans in bulk.


Joan's story

Mambo from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania! This is 35 year-old Joan S.. She is single and has two children aged 10 and 15. In 2007, Joan established her crop wholesale business. She is assisted by her sister, brother-in-law, and two employees.



Joan requires a loan in order to purchase stocks of beans from farmers or wholesalers in bulk, which she will resell at the retail level. In the future, Joan plans to increase the quantity and range of her stock. She thanks you for your support.


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