Marie is a 26-year-old businesswoman from Liberia. She is single and has three children between the ages of 3 and 7 years old. They are currently attending school and they all live at home. She completed 12th grade 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 center of the country and is an agricultural hub. The majority of residents are farmers growing rice, palm oil and cassava.
Marie has a shop that sells blouses, tee-shirts, jeans, trousers, etc. She works from 8 am to 5 pm every day at her business. Her greatest challenge is a small amount of capital. She intends to use the loan to buy more blouses, tee-shirts, jeans, trousers, etc. for her business. She started her business with money from her mother. She likes her business because she makes profit. She hopes to one day own a car.