Afia K. is a market woman from Jukwa near Abura. She sells vegetables such as garden eggs (a kind of eggplant), okra, plantains and others. Over the past five years her business has been slowly growing but due to the lack of capital, Afia can’t make any great leaps forward. That’s why she is hoping for a loan to be able to boost her business by investing that money. She is planning to buy more goods and sell more as a result.
Afia is married to a farmer. Together they have four children. She already assists her husband with the money she makes with her business but her dream is a high school education for her children. With the new profits from her expanded business she will get closer to that dream.