Christina is a 44-year-old businesswoman from Liberia. She is single, and she has three children between 12 and 6 years old. Her children are currently attending school and living at home. Christina, herself, did not go to school. She describes herself as a working woman.
She lives and works in St. Paul. St. Paul is home to the oldest market in Liberia, which is known for fresh fish due to its location by the sea. St. Paul is a suburb located just outside Monrovia, past the Freeport. It is one of the poorer areas, and you will often find its residents living in sub-standard housing.
Christina has a sales table, and she has been selling charcoal there, for the past three years. She works ten hours a day at her business. Her greatest challenge in business is low income. She intends to use the loan to buy charcoal to resell at her table. 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!