A loan of $300 helped a member to purchase additional inventory so that she can run a small store out of her house instead of traveling each day to markets in nearby villages.


Put Hands Together Group's story

Put Hands Together is a group of five borrowers, led by Weedor M., who is from Zorzor, Lofa County, Liberia. Weedor is 42 years old with five children, aged 14 to 23 years old. None of the children has gone to school. Weedor was forced to drop out of high school and was given to an elderly man as one of his many wives. The children weren’t allowed to attend school since as the last of his wives, this opportunity was not granted. She also cares for her four nephews because her brother was killed in the civil war, along with her first husband. She now lives in nearby Borkeza Town.

Weedor’s business consists of selling dry goods, including food items, clothing, and housewares, in the Bokeza market in a stall alongside other vendors. She has been running her business for the past two years. She’s requesting a loan to purchase additional inventory so that she can run a small store out of her house instead of traveling each day to markets in nearby villages. She treats her customers so well that she believes they will come to her larger store run out of her house. In the long-term, she wants to build a boarding home, to complement her shop, for displaced victims of the war.

In this group: Weedor, Korpo , Mawalay , Mama , Chaler
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