Elizabeth is a Liberian. She resides in Buchanan, the capital city of Grand Bassa County. The county is located by the sea and is known for its beaches and fish. In addition, many logging companies are also located in the city. People in Buchanan are known in the country for their love of fufu, a cassava based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce.
Elizabeth is 30, married with three children 12 to 5 years old who are currently living at home and attending school. She has owned her own small shop selling bread with fry eggs, tea, etc. for the past five years. She will use the loan proceeds to purchase more eggs, bread, oil, milk, sugar, tea, etc.
On average, she works eight hours at her business from Monday to Saturday. She started her business with a small amount of money from her husband. She transports her merchandise by shared taxi. She cites the rainy season as her biggest challenge. Her favorite part of her business is the money she makes. In the future, she would like to build a house.