Taya is 40 years old and lives in the West Point area, which has the most populated market in Montserrado County. She is married; her husband sells water by the sack. They have three children, ages 20, 16, and 8, only two are in school and live at home. Taya describes herself as a hard-working person.
For the past three years, Taya has been running a shop where she sells rice and soup in the local market. She likes her business because of the ways in which her customers buy from her. She started this business with money given to her by her husband. Every day, Taya walks to buy her ingredients since her shop is close to the local market.
Taya is requesting a loan to purchase more rice, pepper, fish, vita, dried bush meat, onions, coal, etc. for her business. She plans to buy a piece of land and to build a house. She would like to say thanks to the lenders who support BRAC Liberia Microfinance Company Limited, which enables small business people to increase their business volume.