Barikisu is 45, married and blessed with six children. In her restaurant, she prepares and sells local foods like "fufu" and "banku” and has been in business for the last five years. Fufu is prepared from pounded cassava and plantain, and eaten with all kinds of soup. Banku is prepared from milled maize grains and is eaten with hot peppers or soup. She says that the prices of raw materials have gone up significantly and she needs a loan to enable her to meet her production expenditures. She wants to use the loan to buy more raw materials, like bags of maize, baskets of cassava, plantains, meat, fish, vegetables, and firewood. With income from her business, she has provided for one of her children to graduate from high school. It is her desire to give her children hope and a better future. She would be grateful for your assistance.