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Put Hands Together Group
In this Group: Weedor, Korpo , Mawalay , Mama , Chaler
Put Hands Together is a group of five borrowers, led by Weedor M., who is from Zorzor, Lofa County, Liberia. Weedor is 42 years old with five children, aged 14 to 23 years old. None of the children has gone to school. Weedor was forced to drop out of high school and was given to an elderly man as one of his many wives. The children weren’t allowed to attend school since as the last of his wives, this opportunity was not granted. She also cares for her four nephews because her brother was killed in the civil war, along with her first husband. She now lives in nearby Borkeza Town.

Weedor’s business consists of selling dry goods, including food items, clothing, and housewares, in the Bokeza market in a stall alongside other vendors. She has been running her business for the past two years. She’s requesting a loan to purchase additional inventory so that she can run a small store out of her house instead of traveling each day to markets in nearby villages. She treats her customers so well that she believes they will come to her larger store run out of her house. In the long-term, she wants to build a boarding home, to complement her shop, for displaced victims of the war.

Additional Information

Note on LEAP:

During routine partner monitoring, Kiva learned that LEAP's delinquency data may be understated due to technical problems with their reporting software. Because this report is key to our analysis of the risk of this partner, delinquency or default rates on loans to this partner may be higher than we expect. For further details, see LEAP’s partner page on Kiva.

This is a Group Loan

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About Liberia

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Liberia Loans Fundraising
  • $3,038,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 71.6
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Put Hands Together Group's $300 loan helped a member to purchase additional inventory so that she can run a small store out of her house instead of traveling each day to markets in nearby villages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2009
Aug 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010