Regina is a 39-year-old single mother who has a family of 4 children she takes care of. She lives in the nearby locality that borders the main town. She deals in the bridal-wear business alongside catering services, a business she has done for the last 4 years. She says she realized the need to take on the business because her late husband had passed away and she needed something to keep the family running financially and materially.
She says she has managed to educate her 4 children, the eldest having completed a diploma in nursing, thanks to a Ugafode school-fees loan that has seen her children reach where they are. She says the 2 businesses have allowed her expand her home and also build a store where she keeps her bridal clothes and utensils.
She hopes to use the loan advanced to buy functional hire chairs that the locals can use for their weddings and different meetings. She says the business has had a stable rise because she enjoys a special monopoly in the locality.
However she comments on a challenge of small capital that at times makes her fail to meet the demand from the local society, since at times functions fall due on the same dates. She is hard working and resilient.