Martha, age 39, sells "bitter ball" vegetables, pepper, and dried fish at her local market. She learned the business from her mother. She says that she has found that she is skilled at managing her business and her home, despite never having had the opportunity to attend school. She and her husband live in Buchanan Ground Bassa County and are the parents of seven children between the ages of two and 24 years old.
Martha is requesting a loan in order to purchase bitter ball, pepper, and dried fish to offer for sale. She tells us that she likes her business because her customers pay up front rather than on credit, so she is able to save a little money daily.
Her plans are to build her house and expand her business.