Marie is 43 years old and lives with her husband and four children in Margibi county, which has the largest producing rubber plantation in Liberia. All their children are between 14 to 22 years old and are in school. For eight years now she has been selling drinks, beer, stout, and white spirit gin at her shop in her community. She started her business with money given to her by her boyfriend. She is making more profit and has more customers. She is requesting a loan to purchase more soft drinks, beer, stout and white spirit gin for her business. Her plan is to increase her business even more.