Maria is a 46 year old mother of 5 children. The first two are married, the third one, Maya, is already working and the last two are still in elementary school. She decided to start her own business when her husband, Jaenudin, got sick. She has a small shop which provides household goods and Indonesian salad called “gado-gado”. She heard about MBK from her friend when she was struggling to find additional working capital for her shop. After joining MBK as a member, she is now able to increase her income. She hopes to get a bigger loan to stock her shop comprehensively.