Macabah is 33 years old, married and lives in Gbarnga, a town located in Bong County in the centre of Liberia. The majority of people living there are employed as farmers, cultivating crops such as rice, palm oil and cassava. Macabah's husband is a driver and they have six children aged between nineteen and eight years old, only five of whom still live at home and are in school.
For the past three years, Macabah has had a shop that sells milk. She works 10 hours a day and most of the time she uses taxis to go buy her goods. The biggest challenge she faces in her business is that she does not have enough capital. She did not go to grade school but she is good at managing her business, which she started using money from her mother.
With the proceeds from the loan, Macabah wants to buy more milk for her business. She describes herself as a hardworking woman and she is proud of her business because she gets money every day for her daily expenses. In the future, she wants to own a house.
Macabah wants to say thank you to the lenders who support BRAC Liberia.