Beatric is 34 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, a cassava based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce. Most people in the city are Bassa speakers, one of the indigenous languages of Liberia. She lives with her seven children who are between the ages of 18 and 2, only five of them are in school. She is single, and did not go to school. She has been selling slippers, blouses, trousers, etc. for the past 10 years at the local market. She is requesting a loan to purchase more goods for her business. She likes her business because it helps to support her home. She hopes to one day own a house.
She wants to thank the Kiva lenders in advanced for their help.