Edith M. L. is 44 years old, married and has six children, the youngest of which is only one year old. For the last 18 years, she has made a living selling items such as maize, beans and millet in a busy market in the town of Kakamega. She says that this business is profitable, with her main challenge being a large number of competitors. Transportation is also poor, which makes it hard to take delivery of items to sell. But she works very hard to keep her business profitable, and has applied for a loan of Kes 50,000 to buy more cereals to sell. She also hopes to buy some land to farm in the future, because she is a hardworking and visionary lady.