Please meet 55-year-old Gbolu, She resides in Paynesville South, a suburb just outside Monrovia. This area one of the most populated areas in Montserrado county with one of the best standards of living in the country. Good roads, access to clean water, affordable rents and plentiful transportation options make Paynesville South one of the most popular places to live.
She completed 12 grades in school and is married. She has four children between the ages of 2 and 19. Only three are in school and they all live at home.
Gbolu has owned a shop selling soap, milk, toothpaste, oil, rice and other items for the past five years. She will use this loan to purchase inventories such as soap, milk, toothpaste, oil, and rice.
On average, she works 10 hours at her business. She started her business with money from her father. She transports her goods by bus. She cites a low number of goods in her shop as her biggest challenge. Her favorite part of her business is the flow of customers, since she is the only one who owns a general shop in her community. In the future, she would like to build a house and open another shop.