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United Sisters Group
In this Group: Hawa, Miattaja, Virginia, Siatta, Asatu
"United Sisters" is a group of 5 borrowers led by Hawa S.. Hawa is 32 years old and a 5th-grade drop-out due to poverty. She’s also a single mother of 4 children, ages 5 - 14 years, in kindergarten through 7th grade. Hawa lives in the Airfield Lakpazee area, a community that is a little far from downtown Monrovia, Liberia, but is a poor community. Many people leave rural areas like Lofa County to settle there.

Hawa sells dried meat and fish. She started this business by going out of town to the rural areas to buy her products, and then bringing them to town to sell in the Lakpazee Market to residents of Lakpazee. She has been running this business for 13 years and wants to improve it. Therefore, she need a loan to purchase more dried meat and fish so she can make more profit and make her dream of success come to pass.

Hawa always dries her fish and meat the perfect way to attract customers, because there are so many competing vendors in the Lakpazee Market.

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Note on LEAP:

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This is a Group Loan

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About Liberia

  • $700
    Average annual income
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  • $3,038,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 71.5
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD