This is Bendu from Liberia. She lives in the Caldwell area in Montserrado County, which is becoming one of the most populated communities in Montserrado because of its good roads, quietness, and lower rents. Bendu is 25 years old. She is married and has an 8-year-old child, who stays at home and attends school. Her husband is a driver. She runs a table at which she sells soft drinks and biscuits.
Bendu is asking for a loan to buy enough soft drinks and biscuits to increase her sales. She reports that lack of funds is the major problem she faces now; she started this business with a little money from her husband. Bendu enjoys her business because she earns her own money, and she is so proud of her business because it makes her independent. Her plan is to one day own a house, and see her child attend university. She appreciates the supporters of BRAC Liberia.