Beatrice A. is a 38-year-old mother of four children who are currently in school. She is very supportive of her husband by taking care of their school-aged children.
Beatrice has been operating a seamstress shop for the past seven years. She trains seven young ladies in sewing to equip them with her skills and experience for their future careers. She sews all types of female clothing in various styles, such as kaba and slit, wedding dresses, and funeral clothes.
She wants to use this loan to buy more sewing material and supplies, such as linen, thread, and thimbles, to increase her output and efficiency. She hopes to increase her savings to support her children.
Beatrice belongs to the Somui Se Trust Group. In this community group, members agree to guarantee for each other as social collateral to repay the loan. Her picture was taken during their group meeting.