Sarah is forty years old. She is married and has three children who are all in school. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a community where the major occupation is trading.
Sarah works very hard to support her husband in providing for the family. She runs a provision store by the roadside in her community. She also trades in foodstuffs, procuring her goods from nearby towns. She has been in business for fifteen years and wants a loan to buy provisions in bulk to increase her stock.