Marie, 39 years old, lives in Compound #3 with her four children, aged between 6 and 15, all in school. For the past two years, Marie has been running a cook shop (restaurant), where she sells delicious Liberian food. She started this business with help from her mother and learned this way of selling from her. Marie is requesting a loan to buy more rice, onion, pepper, oil and charcoal for her business. Her plans are to educate her children and to build a house.