Marie, 38, is single and a mother of four children between the ages of 12 and 22 years. All of her children live at home, but only three of them attend school.
Marie is hard-working and focused with her business. She has a cooking shop, where she prepares food to sell. She sells six days a week, from 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. She prepares cassava leaves, potatoes, grains, and palava sauce, to meet the demand of her customers. She highly appreciates the lenders for their support of her business, because with their help, she is proud of her business. It makes her feel self-reliant. Marie learned to sell from her sister. She transports her goods by taxi.
She is requesting a loan to purchase more ingredients for her prepared-foods business. Her plan for the future is to purchase land and build a house.