Gherman S. is from the Calarasi district. Gherman is married and has two children. Her husband left the country 5 years ago to look for work abroad with the hope that he would be paid much better. But S. remained here with her children and she is responsible for maintaining the household. S.'s children often help their mother with some of the farming work. She would like a loan from MicroInvest to buy seeds and expand her business of growing vegetables and grain.