Esther is 25 years old and lives in Kakata Town, the capital city of Margibi County, which is the highest producing rubber plantation in Liberia. She is single and has two children who are five and eight years old. Her children attend school and they all live at home. For the past five years, she has been operating a provision shop where she sells artificial hair. Sometimes she has fewer customers, but most of the time she makes a lot of profit. She is requesting a loan to purchase more artificial hair for her business. In the future, she hopes to expand her business.