Irene is divorced and has one child. Irene graduated from middle school to become an established businesswoman. She decided to use her technical knowledge gained in school to start a seamstress business in Soba (near Hohoe). She has been actively involved in this business for about 30 years. Irene uses her income to provide for the entire family. Irene will use the loan to purchase thread, zippers, linen and cloth to improve her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Irene plans to diversify the type of products that she sells and adapt to customers' changing preferences.