A loan of $450 helped a member to purchase more cement to produce more bricks and also build a shelter.

Success Group's story

'Success' is a group of 5 borrowers led by Emmanuel S., 31 years old, a high school graduate, married with 3 children aged 3 months-3 years; the older ones are still in nursery (academically). Emmanuel also cares for 2 brothers. He lives and sells on Lynch Street, downtown Monrovia, Liberia. This community was destroyed by the civil war, so people live in old and burnt houses.

Emmanuel’s business is brick making. He molds bricks and sells them retail to those that are into renovation, since Lynch street was destroyed by the civil war.

After making bricks during the daytime, Emmanuel’s night business is operating his little tea shop. He also serves as a photographer to the residents of Lynch Street. Emmanuel started as a brick contractor and raised some money which he used to start up his own business and he has been working at this business for 9 years. He always has goods on hand and sells at an affordable price, so him has a lot of customers.

Emmanuel’s main difficulty is during the rainy season when the rain damages his bricks because he does not have a shelter. Emmanuel needs this loan to purchase more cement in order to produce more bricks that can serve his customers and also to build a shelter to work under and that can also protect his bricks. He hopes to have a big business, if possible a company in the future.

Emmanuel dreams of having access to funds that can help other people through his business.

In this group: Emmanuel, Comfort, John, Sarah, Nabbie

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