Jayjay lives in Buchanan. She is 36 years old and did not go to school. She is married and has seven children between the ages of 7 and 20. Her children attend school and live at home. For 15 years she has been running a restaurant in the local market where she sells delicious Liberian dishes. She started this business with money given to her by her mother; she also learned the business from her mother. She is requesting a loan to purchase more rice, pepper, bitter ball, okra, and palm oil for her business. Her plans are to buy a piece of land and build a house for her children.