Mumah lives in New Kru town; she is 46 years old, single with 2 children aged 22 and 29, both of whom are in college and only one is living at home. For the past four years she has been operating a small shop where she sells soft drinks. She says sometimes business is slow. She started this business by selling in the communities with the few goods she could afford, and she learned this way of selling from her friends. She is requesting a loan to purchase more soft drinks for her business, and her plan is to expand her business even more.