Louise is 41, married, and has five children between the ages of 16 and 28. They all live in the capital city (Buchanan) of Ground Bassa County. This area is good at producing fish for the Liberian local market.
For the past 18 years, she has been making and selling local soap, for the local market. She established this business with a small loan from her husband. She is requesting a loan to purchase more palm oil and caustic to expand her soap-making capacity. She wants to build a house for her children in the near future.