This is Christine from Liberia. She lives in Paynesville North, which is a suburb of the capital city of Monrovia. Paynesville North has the largest market in Montserrado County. The area is home to “round time marketers,” traders that travel to the interior to purchase various goods to sell throughout the county. As a result, there is a high concentration of wholesalers in the area that distributes to various markets around Montserrado County, including Monrovia.
Christine is 21, single and has a 2-year-old child. Her child is currently living at home.
Christine has owned her own table business selling pepper, red oil, vita, onion etc. for the past three years. She will use the loan proceeds to purchase more pepper, red oil, vita, onion etc. to resell.
On average, she works 10 hours a day at her business. She started her business with money given to her by her mother. She transports her merchandise by shared taxi. She cites the rainy season as her biggest challenge. Her favorite part of her business is the profit she makes. In the future, she would like to buy a piece of land and build a house.
She is grateful for your support!