Hawa is 33 years old and lives in Kakata, the capital city of Margibi County, which has the highest production of rubber in Liberia. She is a single woman with 5 children between the ages of 5 to 13. They all live at home and her children are in school. For 4 years now she has been selling fish and oil at the local market. She started this business, which was given to her by her husband, and learned this trade from her friends. She is requesting a loan to purchase more fish and oil for her business. She hopes to build a house and educate her children.