Alfred is a 43-year-old, married man with four children. He and his family live in Kasese, Uganda. He has been in the firewood business for two and a half years. His hardships are high taxes, inadequate capital to purchase stock, price fluctuations and inflation.
Alfred's personal goals are to educate his children and build a permanent home. His business goals are to buy land on which to grow crops and to expand his business to new markets. Alfred is requesting a loan to buy firewood to sell.