In 2005, as a single mother Tina used to walk four to five miles to a nearby village to buy two bags of charcoal for resale in her community. Twice a week, she would tote the heavy bags back to Greenville, empty the charcoal into smaller plastic bags and sell each of them for $10.00 Liberia dollars (USD 10 cents). This was her business.
“It was on the profit made from those two bags of charcoal that my son and I were fed and that his school fees were paid. On many occasions, I ran out of money and had to start over again,” adds Tina.
Given the unpredictable nature of her income, Tina was determined to do better. She dreamed of becoming a businesswoman, and of going to neighbouring countries to buy goods for sale. She had the will and potential, but she was illiterate and had no management skills.
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