Fotima G. is married and has three children. She has been a Microinvest client since 2004, and in that time has used several loans to increase her sales volume and attract many new clients. She is a very skilled saleswoman, and people like to do business with her because she is polite, energetic and has a great selection of shoes to choose from. She buys these shoes in Istaravshan and Isfara and sells them in the community where she lives, Spitamen. Sales are strong, and she has applied for a loan to buy new inventory and further expand her business.