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Jartu, a widowed mother of six children between the ages of 19 and 31, lives in Paynesville South. Her children live independently; four are in college, and the other two are involved in business.

Having received start-up capital from her children, Jartu now owns a warehouse where she has been selling charcoal for the past five years. One of her business challenges is the cost of transporting the product from the brush to Monrovia. With her profits she buys more coal and repays her loans. Jatu is now requesting her third loan from BRAC Liberia to buy more charcoal to increase her sales. She hopes to become a big businesswoman in the future.

About Liberia

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Liberia Loans Fundraising
  • $3,038,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 73.2
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Jartu to buy more charcoal to increase her sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2012
Nov 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013