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Mother Blessing Group
In this Group: Lorpu, Ruth, Margret, Tetee, James
Lorpu J., who is holding the sign, is the leader of a group of five borrowers called 'Mother Blessing'. She is 39 years old, married and has three children who range from 7 to 13 years old. She was not able to attend school due to lack of financial support.

For 10 years, she has been selling oil and meat in the Christian Community, outside of Monrovia, Liberia. She plans to use her 6,000 Liberian Dollar portion of this 30,000 Liberian Dollars group loan to buy more oil and meat. She describes herself as a caring woman. Her dream is to grow her business, build a house, and continue to support her children so that they can have a better future.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, James is inset at lower right because he was absent during disbursal.

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