Mafate is 27 years old and lives in West Point. She is married and her husband is a school teacher. They have two children, ages 6 and 9 years old. For the past five years now, she has been operating a provisions shop where she sells soda, soap and rice amongst other things. She makes a lot of profit and she uses it to help with the upkeep of her house. She is requesting a loan to purchase more goods for her shop. She hopes to send her children to quality schools in the near future.