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United Women Group
In this Group: Fatu , Helena, Mamie , Hawa, Marcus
Fatu Kollie is the leader of a group of five borrowers called United Women. She is 42 years old, single and has two children who are 5 and 24 years old. She was not able to attend school due to poverty. She cares for 4 siblings.

For 4 years, Fatu has been operating a mini restaurant in the Congo Town on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. She prepares her food well and operates in a friendly manner which keeps customers returning.

She plans to use her 10,400 Liberian Dollars portion of this 52,000 Liberian Dollars group loan to buy more rice, cooking oil, meat, fish and pepper

Her goal is to grow her business and to continue to support her children so that they can have a better future. She describes herself as a hardworking woman.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, Fatu is holding the sign.

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

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Liberia

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Liberia Loans Fundraising
  • $3,038,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 70.3
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD