Patricia Patrick is 37 and lives near Nyamande, north of Harare. As a member of Mpumelelo group, Patricia wants to borrow $50 to help her grow her business selling eggs and kapenta. Patricia grew up in poverty, forced to drop out of school at just 12 years old because her parents could not afford to pay the school fees. The story for her children is not any different. Her 18-year-old son also had to drop out of school, in his second year at secondary school when the family could no longer manage to get enough money together to pay his fees. While her two daughters are still in school, Patricia worries that when they are old enough to go to secondary school, they too might have to drop out due to lack of money. As well as being responsible for her own three children, Patricia is also the sole provider for her two nieces, one of whom is disabled and requires constant care. Patricia hopes that her business will help her provide for her family and pay school fees. She wants to see all her children finish their education so they can get a good job.