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A loan of $425 helped to buy material for sewing clothes.


Clarisse's story

Clarisse is a 39-year-old Cameroonian and a married mother of two children. Her oldest is fourteen and in secondary school while the youngest is five and in primary school. She is an experienced tailor, having been in the business for over two years. Clarisse is likely to succeed because her business is located in an urban area with many potential customers. This loan will be used to increase her profits by seventy five percent.



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