Annet is a married woman. She has 6 children in school. She started the business in 2005 and operates in a busy trading center many miles away from Lyantonde town. Annet wants the loan to buy sodas and other household items, such as sugar and soap, among others, for her retail shop. She also charges phones using the generator at her shop because the area has no hydroelectric power.
With the loan, she will able to meet the needs of her customers. Her main challenge is stiff competition from other retailers and the cold weather which affects the demand for sodas. Annet is a very shrewd woman. Annet wishes to spread her business to the neighbouring villages if she gets enough funds, so that she can save enough money to send her children to secondary school.