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Sisters Of Bong Mines Bridge Group
In this Group: Gorpu, Faith, Yampu, Deborah, Sweetie
Gorpu T., who is holding the sign, is the leader of this group of five borrowers called 'Sisters Of Bong Mines Bridge'. She is 43 years old, single, and has three children between the ages of 14 and 21 years. She was only able to attend school through 6th grade due to financial difficulties.

For 14 years, she has been selling palm oil and rice in Bong Mines Bridge Market on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. She plans to use her 5,000 Liberian Dollar portion of this 21,000 Liberian Dollar group loan to buy more bags of rice and gallons of palm oil. She describes herself as a very hard-working woman whose dream is to improve her business and build a house.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, Sweetie is inset at lower right because she 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
  • 1
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    Liberia Loans Fundraising
  • $3,033,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 72.0
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD