Oretha is 36 years old and lives and works in Buchanan, the capital City of Grand Bassa County which is located by the sea. It is well known for its beaches and delicious fish. Many logging companies are also based in the city. Residents of the city love eating fufu, cassava-based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce. Most people in the city are Bassa speakers, one of the indigenous languages of Liberia.
Along with her husband and three children who are between the ages of 13 and two, she has been selling fufu for the past 16 years. She is requesting a loan to purchase more fufu for her business. She hopes to be an owner of a house and take care of her children.