Loretta is 34 years old and lives and works in Buchanan, the capital city of Grand Bassa County, located by the sea. The county 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 cassava-based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce. Most people in the city are Bassa speakers, one of the indigenous languages of Liberia, Loretta lives with her husband and three children, who are between the ages of 10 and 6. All three of them are in school. Loretta has been selling red oil, pepper, salt, etc. for the past 2 years in the local market. She is requesting a loan to purchase more red oil, pepper, salt, etc. for her business. She likes her business because it helps her support her home. She hopes to own a house one day.
She wants to thank the Kiva lenders in advance for their help.