Jamila M. is a small business owner and married woman. She runs a business as a food vendor (café) in the Ilala district of Dar es Salaam. She sells different kinds of cooked food, fried food and soft drinks. She purchases the food items from the food shops and food market at the Buguruni food market shopping center. She has been in the business for five years. She is requesting a loan of 800,000 Tanzanian shillings to buy more business goods so as to expand the business.