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Jesus Is The Way Group
In this Group: Jumah, Comfort, Christiana, Justina, Nyamah
Jesus Is The Way is the group name of five borrowers led by Jumah S., who is 28 years old and a single mother of four children ranging in age from 4 months to 12 years old. Their educational levels range from kindergarten to 5th grade.

Jumah is a 7th-grade dropout due to early pregnancy. She lives with her parents in Virginia, a newly built community north of the capital of Liberia, Monrovia, for poor people who can't afford to buy town lots.

Jumah's business is selling charcoal. She buys charcoal wholesale and sell retail to residents of Virginia. She has been running this business for two years and hopes to establish a transportation business in the future.

Jumah parcels her charcoal larger than other vendors and sells dry charcoal to her customers in order to encourage them to continue buying from her. She faces difficulties during the rainy season because when it rains, the charcoal get wet, which causes losses for the business. She needs this loan in order to purchase more charcoal for sale.

Jumah dreams of improving her and her children's living standards and continuing her education for a better future.

Additional Information

Note on LEAP:

During routine partner monitoring, Kiva learned that LEAP's delinquency data may be understated due to technical problems with their reporting software. Because this report is key to our analysis of the risk of this partner, delinquency or default rates on loans to this partner may be higher than we expect. For further details, see LEAP’s partner page on Kiva.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

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About Liberia

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Liberia Loans Fundraising
  • $3,038,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 70.5
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD