Christiana A. is a 32 years old. She is married and has two children who are in school. She is resourceful and supportive to her family. She operates a local restaurant and sells local foods like cooked rice with soup. She says prices of raw materials have gone up significantly and she is no longer able to afford her production expenditure. This has adversely affected production quality. She needs a loan to enable her to scale up production and maintain quality. She wants to use the loan to buy more raw materials like bags of rice, meat, fish, vegetables, and firewood.
Christiana is a member of a group called First Kings Trust Group. In this group, members guarantee and provide support to one another to repay the loan.