Koré Tina Henriette is a 30-year-old single mother. She has three children and lives with them in her big brother's house in Yogougon-Sideci, in the north of Abidjan. She has sold plantains and cassava since she was 12 years old. Tina's elder child is in secondary school, and the younger children are both in elementary school. Tina's plantains and cassava business is her sole revenue resource from which she pays household and education expenses. Tina is very courageous and faced a difficult situation when she was left alone to care for her children. She has been able to send all her children to school. She is requesting a loan of $1,100 so she can increase her stock and begin to expand her business.