Marpu is a business woman from Liberia. She is single and has three children, between the ages of 20 and 16 years. Two of her children are currently attending school and live at home. She did not go to school, but she is good at managing her business. She describes herself as a working woman.
She lives and works in St. Paul. St. Paul is home to the oldest market in Liberia and is known for their fish due to its location by the sea. St. Paul is a suburb located just outside Monrovia, passed the Freeport. It is one of the poorer areas and one will often find its residents living in sub-standard housing.
Marpu has a table business from which she sells palm oil, rice, etc for the past 10 years. She works ten hours a day at her business. Her greatest challenge in business is the small income. She intends to use the loan to buy inventory. She started her business by selling for her mother. She likes her business because she makes more profit. She hopes to one day own a house. Thank you for supporting the borrowers at BRAC Liberia!