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A married mother of three, 40-year-old Lydia resides in Paynesville South, a suburb just outside Monrovia, Liberia It is one of the most populated areas in Montserrado County and has one of the best standards of living in the country. Good roads, access to clean water, affordable rents and plentiful transportation options make Paynesville South one of the most popular places to live.

Lydia runs a table business selling lappa (African clothes mostly used by women) in the local market. Describing herself as a serious businesswoman, she started her enterprise two years ago, using money given by her mother. Lydia typically works from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, transporting her goods to the market by bus. She cites her greatest challenge as small capital reserves.

Proud of her business because it supports her home, Lydia has requested this loan to purchase more lappa to resell. In the future, she plans to build her house. She sincerely thanks you in advance for your support.

About Liberia

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Liberia Loans Fundraising
  • $3,038,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 78.5
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Lydia to purchase more lappa (women's clothes) to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014