Dorcus is 40 years old, is married, and lives at Gardnersville, in Montserrado County. This is the commercial city of Liberia. She has two children, ages 15 and 23; both of them live with her, and only one is in school. Dorcus is a high school graduate, and for the past seven years she has been running a shop where she sells soft drinks, around the local market. She started this business from her husband's savings. She likes the way her customers buy from her, and the profit she generates every day. She is requesting a loan to purchase more soft drinks to resell at her business. She wants to build a house, in the near future.