A loan of $575 helped a member to purchase more wood for charcoal.


Blessed Family Group's story

"Blessed Family" is a group of 5 borrowers led by Deddeh B.. Deddeh is 50 years old. She is married and has 8 children, ages 12 - 35 years .She didn’t go to school. She grew up in rural Lofa County, where most women are not educated because they believe they don’t need to educate women. Instead, the women rely on their husbands to care for the entire family.

She lives in the Fiamah neighborhood in the north of Monrovia. It is a poor community that is not comfortable to live in because there is no electricity or piped-in water, and they live in small, tight houses. Families in this neighborhood are fed for about $1.50 a day.

Deddeh sells charcoal. She buys wood in the rural area and burns it to make charcoal. Then she brings the charcoal to Monrovia and supplies the residents of Fiamah. Charcoal is the most popular cooking fuel in Liberia.

She started this business with a small amount of charcoal, but because Deddeh's charcoal is burnt very well and her human relations are so good, her business increased from one level to another. She has been in this business for 4 years and still wants to improve by owning a shop. She will use the loan she‘s applying for to burn more charcoal and acquire more profit, because her dream is for her and her family to become successful.

In this group: Deddeh , Grace , Emmanuel , Ellen , Mai



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