Annie lives in Buchanan. She is 33 years old, and married with six children between the ages of 1 and 13; only four are in school and they all live at home. She did not go to school. For twenty years she has been selling rice, 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.