Vera A., a 39-year-old food vendor, is married with two children who are currently in school. She trades in beverages, fried eggs and bread on top of a table in the local market. She requests a loan to enable her to buy more tea bags, milo, coffee, crates of eggs and bread to grow her business. She hopes to increase her savings to support the children’s education to give them a future and hope. She sells on the street in the evenings. Vera has been in business for some time now.