Africano is a 53-year-old married man with eight children living in Kasese, Uganda. He has been operating a canteen business for seven years. His main customers are from a church congregation and the nearby schools. He also works at the church as an adminstrator. With his income, he has been able to pay school fees for his children and renovate his house. He hopes to educate his children and expand his business to new areas, despite the challenge of inadequate capital. Africano is requesting a loan to buy sugar, soap, salt, and matchboxes to sell.