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Try And See #1 Group
In this Group: Musu , Kofako , Malemgbe , Fatu , Korpo
Try and See #1 is a group of 5 borrowers, led by Musu F., living in Kolahu, Lofa County, Liberia. Musu is 38, married and has 4 children, ages 2-10. All of her children are in school. Musu also cares for her niece who was orphaned in the war. Musu was unable to attend school although she enjoyed it, because the cultural norm was for girls to rely on their husbands to provide, and therefore school was considered unnecessary. She lives in remote Kolahu city in rural Lofa county, the breadbasket of Liberia.

Musu’s business is a cookshop, a form of fast-food roadside café for workers in the fields and other general laborers. She has run her business for 10 years and is successful because her customers like her personality and work ethic – she stays open long hours for them – and the way she prepares the food. She’s taking the loan to increase her food stores of rice, oil, and meat to meet the demand of the growing economy. Her dream is to grow her business so she can one day have a real restaurant in town. With the profits from her business Musu dreams of building her own house and sending her kids to college.

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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
  • 71.5
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD