Oretha is 40 years old and married. She is a hard-working mother and has been managing her business for the past ten years. She has four children, ranging in age from 4 to 22: two of whom stay at home with her, while the other two live outside of the home and are independent.
Oretha sells rice, cooking oil, candy, biscuits, milk, hand and bath soap, and many other items at the local market. Before getting into the business, Oretha started out as a house maid. She is proud of her business because, with the profits generated, she will take care of her children's needs and will buy more goods to improve the business.
She is requesting a loan to purchase more rice, cooking oil, candy, biscuits and bath soap for the business. Her plan for the future is to build a house.