Elizabeth owns a small retail shop called JB Shop in Thika, just outside Nairobi. She has requested a loan of KES 80,000 in order to buy additional stock of food items. Her shop is located along a major highway, and business has been doing well. Elizabeth also owns several rental homes which allow her to bring in additional income. She hopes to one day own a supermarket. Elizabeth is a mother to a 3-year old boy and describes herself as loving and hard-working.