Tina lives in New Kru town which is one of the oldest communities in Liberia. Living condition there are bit difficult due to the high rate of crime, fewer bathrooms, filthy conditions, and over population. Most interesting is that rooms are a bit cheaper for travelers and it contains one of the biggest markets in Liberia. Food is also less expensive.
Tina is married, and her husband is a businessman. They have five children with ages between 25 and 10; only three of their children are currently attending school and living at home. Tina was unable to attend school but she started a table market business that she has been involved with selling charcoal, pepper, and red oil. With the loan she will buy additional inventory to have enough goods on her table in the market. She said that besides having fewer goods on her table, she has no other problems for now.
Her cousin loaned her money to establish this business. She learned by seeing other businesswomen fifteen years ago. She said that she enjoys the fast buying from costumers. Her dreams are to move from a table business to a shop business and to educate all her children to university level.