Mamie, 42 years old, lives in Buchanan. She did not go to school. She is married and has five children between the ages of 4 and 23, who are in school and live at home.
For thirteen years Mamie has been selling rice preparations, like pepper, bitter ball, okra and palm oil, in the local market. She started this business with money given to her by her mother, and learned it from her. She is requesting a loan to purchase more rice, pepper, bitter ball, okra and palm oil for her business. Her plans are to buy a piece of land and build a house for her children.