Marie lives in the Congo Town area with her husband and children. She is 26 years old and her children are between the ages of 4 to 9. All of the children stay at home with their parents and are in school. For the past nine years Marie has been operating a cook shop (restaurant). During the rainy season she faces some difficulties with buying.
She learned this trade from her mother, and her husband had given her money to start this business. She is proud of her business because she is able to send her children to school. She is requesting a loan to purchase more rice, vita, palm oil, and other items for the business. Her future plan is to build a house for her children.