Oretha is a Liberian. She resides in Buchanan, the capital of Grand Bassa County. The county is located by the sea and is known for the 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.
Oretha is 30 years old and married with a nine-year-old child who is currently living at home and attending school. Oretha has owned her own small shop business selling lappa (traditional cloths) and slippers for the past eight years. She will use the loan proceeds to purchase more lappa and slippers. On average, she works 10 hours at her business from Monday to Saturday. She started her business small money from her husband. She transports her merchandise by shared taxi. She cites 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.