Mamie is 39 years old and lives in the Congo Town, Liberia. It is a suburb of the capital city of Monrovia and one of the most populated areas in Montserrado County. The area boasts one of the best standards of living in the county with affordable rents, good roads, access to water and lots of transportation options. Mamie is married with three children aged between 7 and 20; only one lives at home and is currently attending school. The last grade she finished before getting into business is 1st grade.
For the past six years Mamie has been selling fresh fish in the local market. She started this business with money given to her by her mother. She enjoys her business because the business gives her more money. She sells six days a week, from 7am to 5pm, and most of the time she uses a taxi to get her goods to her shop. She is requesting a loan to purchase more fresh fish for her business, Her plans are to build a house and educate her children.