Mercy is a 33-year-old business woman from Liberia. She is married and has three children, between 15 and 6. Three of them are currently attending school and live at home. She has completed grade 7 before starting her business. She describes herself as hardworking. She lives and works in Gbarnga, the capital City of Bong County. Bong is located in the centre of the country and is an agricultural hub. The majority of residents are farmers growing rice, palm oil and cassava.
Mercy has a table business which sells local fish for the past two years. She works 10 hours at her business. Her greatest challenge is few goods. She intends to use the loan to buy more fish to resell. She started her business by selling to friends. She likes her business because she gets more money from her business. She hopes to one day own a shop.
She wants to thank the Kiva lenders in advanced for their help.