Portia O. is thirty years old. She is a married and has given birth to one child, a boy, who is currently in the nursery school. She lives with her son and husband in a rented apartment in Dwenase, a suburb of Sefwi-Wiawso in the Western Region of Ghana. Her husband is a mason while she is a seamstress by profession.
Portia designs and sews for clients and also for sale. She has her workshop on the street in her community. She has been in business for two years and wants a loan to buy textile materials and other sewing accessories in bulk. She desires to expand her business and give her child a good education.