Marpu is 42 years old and lives in Sinkor. She is married, and her husband is an auto mechanic. They have five children between the ages of 15 and 24, and all of them are in school.
For the past 10 years, she has been selling charcoal wholesale in bags in her community. Her major problem is the transportation cost, and in the raining season, she doesn’t buy enough charcoal. She is requesting a loan to purchase 50 bags of charcoal for her business. She hopes to extend her business and build her house in the near future.