In October 2008, Marie S. joined LAPO, SL to improve her life and that of her family financially. She is 28 years old, married with 4 children, and the children are all schooling. Her husband is a teacher in one of the government school in Sierra Leone and he supports his family with his salary.
Marie sells palm oil by the gallon very close to Funkia market in Goderich where she lives. She is requesting 3,000,000 Leones which she wants to invest in the palm oil business. This is the fourth loan she has taken from LAPO, SL. Marie plans to use the income generated from the business to improve the living conditions of her family.