Amelia is 54 years old and lives in Montserrado County, where there is the highest production of fish on the Liberian market. She is married with two children, ages 14 and 30. Only one lives at home and is in school. For the past five years, she has been selling charcoal in her community. She started this business by selling charcoal for her mother and learned this trade from her. She is requesting a loan to purchase more charcoal for her business. She hopes to build a house.