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A loan of $700 helped to expand her grocery store.


Rita's story

Rita A. runs a grocery store in the Chanika area of Dar Es Salaam. She has been self-employed for the past six years, and learned her business and entrepreneural skills from an organization known as the Youth Self-Employment Foundation. She has applied for a loan to expand her business.


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