As the operator of a general store, Maetess knows she needs to maintain a good mix of goods to sell. But she has run down her stock and it’s now time to refill the shelves. So she needs this loan to buy replacement supplies. The new lines should quickly boost sales, and higher turnover and profit will increase her income. Although she makes only a dollar or two a day from her store, it means she can meet the school costs of her children.