Liberia is a nation of traders and in Gbarnga, Bong Country, the loud, sprawling market is the focal point of the community.
The Today programme's Evan Davis went to a busy market to find out how much of a living people are making amid the frantic buying and selling.
Ester, one of the market sellers, explained that, due to her low earnings, "it's a big struggle in Liberia".
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