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Nowyee is 33 years old and she live in Sanniquelle, the capital city of Nimba County, which is rich in natural resources. The living conditions are much better than the capital city of Liberia, and it is the county with the second largest population in Liberia.

She did not go to school, and she grew up in a rural area of Sanniquelle. She is married, and her husband is a carpenter. They both have seven children, who are between 1 to 15. Nowyee says three of her children are in school and they all live at home.

She started her business by selling for her mother who taught her how to make the local soap called iron-soap. She spends 8 hours a day on her business, from Monday to Saturday.

A problem she faces is that she has little capital since she is thinking of buying others soap to add her business. She is requesting a loan to purchase more caustic, oil, and new goods such as imported soap like Delta, Medicated, etc. for her business. Her plan is to one day to build a shop.

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 Nowyee to purchase more caustic, oil, and new goods such as imported soap like delta, medicated, etc for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014