Mary is the thirty-three-year-old married mother of three children, all of whom are in school. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a commercially-dominated community.
Mary works to support her husband in providing for the family. She is a fishmonger. She buys fresh fish from nearby fishing communities, smokes them, and supplies to food vendors and retailers in her community.
Mary has been in business for three years and wants a loan to procure fresh fish in bulk.