Esther lives in Buchanan. She is 47 years old, and she did not go to school but is married with five children between the ages of 15 and 20 that are in school and live at home. For 15 years she has been selling rice, peppers, bitter ball (squash), okra, and palm oil in the local market. She started this business with money given to her by her mother. She is requesting a loan to purchase more rice, peppers, bitter ball (squash), okra, and palm oil for her business. Her plans are to buy a piece of land and build a house for her children.