Alice is 31 years old, and she lives and works in Buchanan, the capital city of Grand Bassa County, which is located by the sea. Buchanan 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.
Alice is married. She completed grade 12, before establishing her business five years ago, selling fashion clothes such as blouses, jean trousers, t-shirts etc. Alice started this business with a little amount from her mother, and she learned this business from her friends. She likes how people respond to her business, and mostly she enjoys the interaction with her customers. Alice spends ten hours with her business, six days a week. She is requesting a loan to purchase more goods for her business, and hopes to get more money and build a house.