Oretha is 46 years old and lives in Kakata, the capital city of Margibi County. This county is the highest-producing rubber plantation region in Liberia. Oretha is married and has three children between 6 and 24 years old. Two of her children live at home and are in school.
For 20 years now, she has been selling rice and fish in the local market. She started this business with capital given to her by her mother, and she learned this trade from her friends. She spends nine hours on her business. She is requesting a loan, which she will use to purchase more rice and fish to resell at her business. She hopes to build a house.