Veronica A. is thirty-five years old. She is married and has given birth to two children, both sons. According to her, one is in the senior high school while the other is in the junior high school. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a town called Kofiase. It is a farming/trading community near Dormaa, the district capital, in the Brong Ahafo region. Her husband is a mason by profession.
Veronica is a trader. She trades in smoked fish. She procures smoked fish from Dormaa, the district capital and sells in the local market on a tabletop. She has been in business for eight years and wants a loan to procure fish in bulk. She is hopeful to expand her business and give her children the best education she can afford.