Apollongo Atieno is 53 years old, married, and has five children who range in age from 15 to 26. She runs a metal shop where she has sold windows, doors, and gates to new and frequent customers for the last ten years. She has one employee. The business faces the problem of fluctuations in the prices of metals. She wants a loan of KES 80,000 to buy materials for welding. In the future, Apollongo wants to be a supplier of welding materials. She describes herself as patient and ambitious.