Beatrice A. is a business woman in Accra. She trades in Dumas clothes, lace materials, and ladies shoes. She is 42 years old, married, and blessed with two kids who are currently in school. Beatrice is very supportive of her family through her trading business. Beatrice treks to the neighboring country to purchase her bulk supplies. She has been selling for the past seven years, but progress has been persistently slow due to insufficient funds. She hopes the loan will enable her to increase her inventory and vitalize her business growth, ultimately allowing her to save more money so that she can provide her children with quality education. She belongs to the group called the Somuyie Trust Group. The group members provide assistance and support to one another to repay the loan. Her photograph was taken at a group meeting.