Victoria is thirty-four years old. She is married and has given birth to four children: one son and three daughters, who are all still in school. She works very hard to support her husband to provide for the family. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Victoria is a trader. She runs a cold-store business selling pork. She procures the goods from nearby towns and supplies to food vendors and chop bar (a place to eat, not necessarily a bar) operators in her community. She has been in business for three years and wants a loan to buy meat in bulk to expand her business.