Elaine is a married, 43-year-old woman who stopped her education in the 11th grade. She lives and works in Buchanan, the capital City of Grand Bassa County, 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, which is cassava-based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce. Most people in the city are Bassa speakers, one of the indigenous languages of Liberia.
Elaine has three children between the ages of 22 and 17 years old. Only one is in school and lives at home. For the past three years she has been selling used clothes. She started this business with a little amount from her aunty, and she learned this business from her. She likes her business because of the ways in which people respond to it. She is requesting a loan to purchase more used clothes for her business. Her dream is to build her house.