Maria is 32 years old and lives in Paynesville South. She’s married with 2 children (aged 3 and 9). One of her children lives at home, and one attends school. For the last 8 years, she has been selling milk, biscuits, sugar, etc. Maria has requested this loan so that she can purchase more goods (milk, biscuits, sugar, etc). She says her problem is having a low inventory. She started in this business by helping her mother in a shop, and in turn, learning her profession. Working in this business makes her proud, because it helps her to send her children to school. In the future, she would like to have her own shop.