Marie is 36 years old and lives in Kakata, the capital city of Margibi County, which is the area of the highest production of rubber in Liberia. She is married and has six children, who are between 1 and 18 years old. All of them live at home, and five attend school. Marie, herself, was not fortunate enough to have attended school.
Marie has been selling red oil in the local market for the past four years. She started this business when she thought of being able to do something for herself. She learned this trade from her friends. Now, she is requesting a loan to purchase more red oil for her business. Her future plan is to educate all her children.