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God Is In Control Group
In this Group: Mariah, Edith, Emma, Helena , Diana
Mariah Q., who is holding the sign, is the leader of a group of five borrowers called God Is In Control. She is 41 years old, married, with five children who range from 5 to 23 years old. All of her children are attending school. She is also a nurse.

For 3 years, She has been selling charcoal and soap in Gardnesville Market, outside of Monrovia, Liberia. She started her business with 5,000 Liberian Dollars she took as a loan from a saving club.

She plans to use her 7,500 Liberian Dollars portion of this 34,000 Liberian Dollars group loan to buy more charcoal and soap.

Her dream is to grow his business, make a profit, save, and be able to go to college so that she can have a better future.

A photo of group member Diana is inset at lower right because she was absent during interview.

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

  • 500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Liberia Loans Fundraising
  • $3,031,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 70.0
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD