Margaret is 43 years old, unmarried, and lives in Nimba County in Liberia. Nimba is one of the most resource-rich areas in Liberia, producing minerals such as iron ore. The county shares a border with both Cote D’Ivoire and Guinea. As a result, many people on business pass through the area bringing lots of trade. It is also the second more populous area in Liberia.
Margaret has a shop which has been selling tea and cold water for the past two years. She works at her business spending 9 hours. She transports her goods to her business by bus. The biggest challenge she faces in her business is too little merchandise in her shop.
Margaret went to school and finished grade 12. Her fiancee is working with youth and sports. She has five children between 8 and 27 years old. Only two live at home and attend school.
With the proceeds from the loan she wants to buy more Lipton's tea and water by the sack. She describes herself as a hardworking woman. She started her business with money from her mother. In the future, she wants to own a house. She is proud of her business because she gets money every day for her expenses.
Margaret wants to say thanks to the lenders who support BRAC Liberia.