Esther is 48 years old, single, and lives in Gardnerville in Montserrado County which is the commercial city of Liberia with her five children. Only one of her children is in school. She stopped her education in the fifth grade. Since 1992, she has been running a table market where she sells pepper, vita, salt, onion, palm oil, and other items in the local market. She started this business from her savings at the time. When she started, she was selling shortbread. She likes the ways her customers buy from her and the profit she generates each day. She is requesting a loan to purchase more inventory for her business. In the near future, she wants to build a shop.