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Please meet 26-year-old Ruth from Paynesville North in Liberia. Paynesville North has the largest market in Montserrado County. The area is home to “round time marketers,” traders who travel to the interior to purchase various goods to sell throughout the county. As a result, there is a high concentration of wholesalers in the area who distribute to various markets around Montserrado County, including Monrovia.

Ruth is single and has two children, age 7 and 3, who are in school and live at home. Ruth completed tenth grade before starting her business. She describes herself as a hard-working person. Ruth has a table in the local market where she sells palm oil and dry meat. She has been in this business for the past four years and works nine hours each day. With this loan, she will buy palm oil and dry meat to resell. One of the greatest challenges that she faces is a small income. She transports her goods by shared taxi. She started her business with a loan from her mother. She is proud of her business because it provides for her daily expenses. Her plan is to build a house. She thanks you in advanced for your support!

About Liberia

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $3,038,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 74.5
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Ruth to buy palm oil and dry meat to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2014