Christine is a 32-year-old, married woman, mother of two children, living in Masindi, Uganda. She operates a retail shop and sells charcoal to earn a living. She has challenges, including high rent, poor storage facilities, and price fluctuations. Notwithstanding these challenges, she has dreams to build a permanent house, to expand business to new areas, and to buy land for farming. Christine is requesting a loan to buy general merchandise, such as salt and sugar, to resell in her shop.