Miatta, living in Kakata, Liberia, lost seven family members to the Ebola outbreak. Tragically, her grandson died in her arms. Miatta also caught Ebola, but remarkably survived.
Miatta resolved to persevere and kept her business going. She managed to repay her loan with money from a small shop that she runs out of her home. Miatta's daughter is the group leader of their village organization and together they host client meetings in their yard.
Miatta is still fighting stigmatization in her community. She is responsible for raising six of her grandchildren who lost their parents. Her story illustrates the resolve present in so many West Africans to get back on their feet, but she's still facing huge challenges ahead.