Bofa is 20 years old and lives in the area of Kakata Town, the capital city of Margibi County, which is the highest-producing rubber plantation area of Liberia. Bofa and her boyfriend live together, along with their two children, aged 1 and 4 years. Both children live at home and one attends school. Bofa is a high school graduate.
For the past two years, she has been operating a little shop where she sells charcoal. She started this business with a loan from her mother. She enjoys her business, because she has a lot of customers. She is requesting a loan to purchase more charcoal by the bag for her business, and she plans to build a house in the near future.