Cridia is a young businesswoman and mother of three daughters, aged 8, 7 and 2. Her husband makes a living driving a taxi. For the last two years, Cridia has helped her husband support their family by selling boiled beans and plucked chickens. She uses her income to buy items her family needs and to pay for the education of her children. Cridia's long-term goal is to open a large store that is visited by not just by the people of her town, but by people who live in surrounding communities as well. She is working hard to achieve that goal, and has come to us for a loan to buy beans and chickens that she can sell to her customers.