Vera is a 34-year-old business woman from Liberia. She is a widow and has seven children, all between the ages of 15 and 9 years old. She describes herself as hardworking.
She lives in Nimba, a county in Liberia that shares a border with Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire. Because of its status as a border county, trade is the primary activity in the region. It also has the second highest population in Liberia.
Vera has a shop which has sold drinks such as soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, tissue, and water for the past five years. She works 10 hours at her business. Her greatest challenge in business is the rainy season. She intends to use the loan to buy more goods to sell. Vera started her business with money from her children. She likes her business because it keeps her busy. She hopes to one day buy a car.
Vera is grateful for your support!