Agnes is 37 year 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 its delicious fish. Many logging companies are based in the city. Residents of the city love eating fufu, a cassava-based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce. Most people in the city speak Bassa, one of the indigenous languages of Liberia. She lives with her husband and five children, between the ages of 12 and 20, only two of whom are in school and live at home. She been selling soft drinks for the past five years. She is applying for a loan to buy more goods for her business. She likes her business because it helps to support her household. She hopes one day to own a house. She wants to thank the Kiva lenders in advance for their help.