Martha lives in Buchanan, is 36 years old, was not able to go to school and is now married and the mother of five children who range in age from 7 to 20 years old. They live at home and Martha has helped support them for the last 18 years by selling shoes and slippers in a local market. She started this business with money given to her by her mother and learned the trade from friends. She is requesting a loan to buy more shoes and slippers to sell. Her goal for the future is to build a house for her children to live in.