Stella C. is a married small-businesswoman. She runs a business sewing and selling clothes to customers at Kigamboni ward in Dar es Salaam. She makes different kinds of clothes for men, women, girls, boys and school uniforms according to orders requested. She bought two or three sewing machines and employed one worker who assists her in the business. She has been in the business for five years. She is requesting a loan of Tshs 1,400,000 to boost the business.