This is Noami from Liberia. She resides in Buchanan, the capital city of Grand Bassa County. The county is located by the sea and is known for its beaches and fish. In addition, many logging companies are also located in the city. People in Buchanan are known in the country for their love of fufu, a cassava based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce.
Noami is 26 years old and single with two children. Her children are between the ages of four and six. They are currently living at home and attend school. Noami owns her own small shop selling fashion clothes and handbags, which she has done for the past eight years. She will use the loan proceeds to purchase more fashion clothes and handbags for her business.
On average, she works 10 hours at her business from Monday to Saturday. She started her business with a small amount money from her fiancee. She transports her merchandise by shared taxi. She cites rainy season as her biggest challenge. Her favorite part of her business is controlling her own money. In the future, she would like to build a modern shop.