Finna is a 40-year-old businesswoman from Liberia. She is married and has three children, between 25 and 16 years old. Only two are currently attending school, and they all live at home. Finna did go to school, but engages in business to help herself. She describes herself as a hard-working woman.
She lives and works in Buchanan, the capital city of Grand Bassa County. It 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 dish made from a cassava-based dough that is typically eaten with soup or sauce. Most people in the city speak Bassa, one of the indigenous languages of Liberia.
Finna has a table business, where she has sold pepper, oil, bitter-ball, okra and other food ingredients, for the past three years. She started her business with money she got from her husband. She works at her business from 8:00AM to 4:00PM each day. Her greatest challenge in business is low income. She intends to use the loan to buy more pepper, oil, bitter-ball, okra and other food ingredients to resell at her table. She likes her business, because it helps her to support her home.
Finna hopes one day to own a house. She wants to thank the Kiva lenders, in advance, for their help.