This is Yarmah from Liberia. She resides in Buchanan, the capital city of Grand Bassa County. The county is located by the sea and is known for its beaches and fish. In addition, many logging companies are also located in the city. People in Buchanan are known in the country for their love of fufu, a cassava-based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce.
She is 39 and married with three children. Her children are between the ages of 23 and 11. Only one is currently living at home, and two are in school.
Yarmah owns her own small local shop business, selling drinks for the past 10 years. She will use the loan proceeds to purchase more drinks (soft drinks, beer, etc.) for her business.
On average, she works 10 hours at her business from Monday to Saturday. She started her business with a small amount of money from her husband. She transports her merchandise by shared taxi. She cites the rainy season as her biggest challenge. Her favorite part of her business is controlling her own money. In the future, she would like to build a modern shop.