Esther is 30 years old and lives in Kakata, the capital city of Margibi County, an area which produces the most rubber in Liberia. Esther is married and has seven children between 3 and 15 years old. Only four of them live at home and go to school.
For ten years now, Esther has been selling charcoal in the local market. She started this business with capital given to her by her husband, and she learned this trade from her friends. She is requesting a loan to purchase more charcoal, to resell in her business. She hopes to build a house.