Beatrice is 33 years old and lives in Sinkor. She is married, and her husband is a contractor. They have seven children, from 6 to 22 years old. All of the children are in school and only three of them live at home.
For the past 10 years, Beatrice has been selling charcoal, both retail and wholesale, in her community. She says her main challenge is during the raining season the rain damages her goods.
She started this business with money given to her by her husband. She learned the business from her mother. What she likes about this business is it has enabled her to send her children to school.
Beatrice is requesting a loan to purchase more charcoal for her business. She plans to educate her children in the future.