Total loan: $550

Blessed Mary Group

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Monrovia North, Montserrado, Liberia / Clothing

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A loan helped To buy used bed spreads and used rugs.

Blessed Mary Group's story

Cecelia K. is the leader of the group of five borrowers called Blessed Mary. She is 44 years old, married and has 8 children who range in age from 8 to 26 years. She also cares for two nephews and a niece. She could not continue her education through 11th grade due to poverty. For 6 years Cecelia has been selling used clothes at the Vai Town market close to downtown Monrovia, Liberia. She started selling with 7,000 Liberia dollars she received from her brother, as working capital. Cecelia sells good looking used clothing to customers and encourages them to continue buying from her. Cecelia plans to use her 7,500 Liberian dollar portion of this 37,000.00 Liberian dollar group loan to buy used bed spreads and used rugs. Her dream is to become an international business woman, build more houses and to educate her children to the highest level. In the photo that accompanies this profile, Cecelia is the one holding the sign. And Evelyn is inset at the lower right. About LEAP: The Local Enterprise Assistance Program (LEAP) is Liberia's largest and oldest continuously operating microfinance institution with 13 branches across the country. Founded in 1994, the non-profit organization has survived periods of civil war and severe socio-economic hardship. LEAP seeks to help rebuild post-conflict Liberia through its group and individual loans to micro- and small-scale entrepreneurs, and puts emphasis on lending to women.