Massa, age 36, sells such items as rice, cola, sugar, and oil at the local market to earn an income. She lives with her husband and their three children in the West Point area, which has the most populated market in Montserrado County. The children are between the ages of seven and 16 years, and are all enrolled in school. Massa herself did not have the opportunity to go to school.
She describes herself as a hard-working woman. She started her business four years ago with money given to her by her husband. She sells six days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., using a shared taxi to bring her goods to the market. She likes her business because she enjoys the interactions with her customers.
Massa is requesting a loan in order to purchase goods such as rice, cola, sugar, and oil for her business. In the future, she plans to build a house for her children.
She would like to offer her thanks to the lenders who support BRAC Liberia.