Marie is 26 years old; she and her fiancé live in Congo Town in Montserrado County, which has the largest Freeport and is the number one commercial county in Liberia. Her fiancé is a security personnel and they have three children between the ages of 4 and 10 years old. Only two of her children attend school and they all live at home.
Since 2010, Marie has been selling biscuits, candy, bread, etc. to her community. Sometimes she has less customers, but most of the time she makes a lot of money. She is requesting a loan to purchase more biscuits, candy, bread, etc. for her business. In the future she plans to send her children to school until they finish college.