Marrina is 33 years old, married and lives in Gbarnga, Liberia. Gbarnga is located in the centre of Liberia in Bong County. The majority of people are employed as farmers cultivating crops such as rice, palm oil and cassava.
Marrina has run a tailoring shop for the past eight years. She works ten hours a day at her business. She takes a taxi most of the time to buy her tailoring materials. The biggest challenge she faces in her business is that she has small capital on hand. She did not go to grade school but she attended a tailor vocational school. Her husband sells gas. She has three children between one and fifteen years old. Only two live at home and are currently in school.
With the proceeds from the loan she wants to buy tailoring materials such as cloth and zippers and to build good shop for her business. She describes herself as a hardworking woman. She started her business with money from her mother. In the future, she wants to own a house. She is proud of her business because she gets money every day for her home expense.
She wants to say thanks to the lenders who support BRAC Liberia.