Rachel is 23 years old. 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: cassava-based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce. Most people in the city are Bassa speakers, one of the indigenous languages of Liberia.
Rachel is single, and completed 12th grade. She describes herself as hardworking woman. For the past three years she been selling soft drinks in the local market in order to help herself. She started this business by selling for her mother, and she learned this business from her. She likes her business because of the ways people respond to it. Rachel is requesting a loan to purchase more soft drinks for her business. Her dream is to become an international businesswoman.