Bendu lives in Paynesville. She is 35 years old and single with two children aged 4 and 12, which are in school and live at home. For the past ten years she has been selling artificial hair. Bendu says that she is proud of her business because of her daily savings, and she started this business with a small amount from her mother. She is requesting a loan to purchase more artificial hair to expand her business. In the future she wants to buy a piece of land and build a house.