Please meet 40-year-old Madia from St. Paul in Liberia. St. Paul is home to the oldest market in Liberia and is known for its fish due to its location by the sea. St. Paul is a suburb located just outside Monrovia, past the Free-port. It is one of the poorer areas and you will often find its residents living in sub-standard housing.
She completed 12 grades at school and is married. Her husband sells fashion clothes. She has four children between the ages of 23 and 7. Three are in school and they all live at home. Madia had had her own business selling bags of rice for the past three years. She will use the loan proceeds to purchase more bags of rice for her business. On average, she works 10 hours every day at her business. She started her business with money from her husband. She transports her merchandise by bus. She cites the rainy season as her biggest challenge. Her favorite part of her business is the flow of customers. In the future, she would like to build a house. She thanks you in advance for your support!