Rukia is 40 years old and is a married woman with 4 children, ages 20,16,13 and 9 years old. Rukia sells timber. She started in 2004. Every day, she works from 6am to 7pm at her business and can earn a monthly profit of about $140 from her sales.
In the past, Rukia has taken out 1 successful loan from BRAC Tanzania to expand her business. She now hopes for a loan to buy more timber for her business.