Mawate lives in West Point, one of the busies and well known markets in Montserrado county. She is 50 years old, married and has four children between the ages of 19 and 31. Only one lives at home and attends school. For ten years she has been running a shop where she sells cold water, soft drinks, charcoal, beer, etc. A problem she faces is that in the rainy season business is poor. She enjoys the interaction she has with her customers and the profit she makes. Providing food for her family makes her proud. She is requesting a loan to purchase more cold water, soft drinks, charcoal, beer, etc. for her business. Her dream is to own a house for her children.