Esther is 49 years old, and lives in Montserrado County that has the largest Free-port and is the number one commercial county in Liberia. She is married and has two children aged 26 and 18 years old. Only one lives at home and attends school. She did not attend school, and she describe herself as a very hard-working woman.
For the past four years she has been operating a table business where she sells rice, charcoal, oil etc in the local market. She started this business with money given to her by her husband who sells fire-coal by the bag. She enjoys her business because the business gives her additional money. She sells six days a week, from 7am to 5pm, and most of the time she uses the bus to get her goods to her table.
She is requesting a loan to purchase more inventory such as rice, charcoal, oil etc for her business. Her plan is to build a house and educate her children.