Total loan: $325


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Buchanan Area, Grand Bassa, Liberia / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more fish for her business.

Mamie's story

Mamie is 31 years old. She lives and works in Buchanan, the capital city of Grand Bassa County. It is located by the sea. It is well known for its beaches and delicious fish. Many logging companies are also based in the city. Residents of the city love eating fufu, a cassava-based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce. Most people in the city are speak Bassa, one of the indigenous languages of Liberia. She is married, she did not go to school, and she has seven children between 2 and 12 years old. Only three of them are in school, and they live at home. For the past five years, she been selling fish. She started this business with some money from her husband, and she learned this business from her mother. She like her business because people buy from her. She is requesting a loan to purchase more fish for her business and hopes to get more money so that she can build a house.