Florence is a married woman aged 46 with 6 children all attending different schools in different areas. She lives with her family in the Rakai town council area and she also caters for 3 children whose parents are dead.
She deals in a hardware business which is also located in the Rakai town council area. She is also a produce trader which she considers as her side business. She started her hardware business in 1995. She works all the seven days of the week and 13 hours per day. She began her business to develop and earn a living, and she acquired this loan to pay tuition for her children. Her clients are traders from the nearby villages.
Her future hope is to enlarge her business such that she can start exporting vehicles from aboard. The challenge she faces is that many traders order on credit which hinders the growth of her business. She describes herself as an honest and hardworking woman.