Rebecca is a 30-year-old businesswoman from Liberia. She is married and has three children between the ages of 1 and 17 years old. Two of the children are currently attending school and they all live at home. She completed 7th grade before starting her business. She describes herself as a hard working woman.
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 based in the city. Residents of the city love eating fufu, a cassava-based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce. Most people in the city are Bassa speakers, one of the indigenous languages of Liberia.
Rebecca has had a cook shop business (restaurant), which sells rice and soup for the past 10 years. She works from 7 am to 6 pm each day at her business. Her greatest challenge in business is limited income. She intends to use the loan to buy more rice, pepper, onion, oil, fish, meat, etc. She started her business by selling for her mother. She likes her business because it helps to support her home. She hopes to one day to own a house.
She wants to thank the Kiva lenders in advance for their help.