A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase more alcoholic beverages for resale.

One Family Group's story

Eyee G. is the leader of a group of 5 borrowers called 'One Family'. She is married with 2 children aged 10 and 23 years old; their educational levels are 3rd and 12th grade. She also cares for 2 nieces. She did not go to school herself due to poverty.

Eyee and her family live and work in the Jacob Town community in Gardnerville, Monrovia, Liberia but she sell in the Red-light market which is the biggest market in Liberia in Paynesville.

Eyee’s business is the sale of alcoholic beverages such as hard cane juice and locally-made gin. She buys her goods from wholesalers and sells retail in a small shop in the Jacob Town community. She has been running this business for more than 12 years and hopes to own a rice store in the near future.

Eyee started selling with 2000 Liberian Dollars that she raised from her petty trade business. She is friendly towards her customers in order to encourage them to continue buying from her. Eyee needs this loan to purchase more alcoholic beverages for resale. She dreams of giving her children a good education so they will have a better future.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, Eyee is the one holding the sign.

About LEAP:

The Local Enterprise Assistance Program (LEAP) is Liberia's largest and oldest continuously operating microfinance institution with 13 branches across the country. Founded in 1994, the non-profit organization has survived periods of civil war and severe socio-economic hardship. LEAP seeks to help rebuild post-conflict Liberia through its group and individual loans to micro- and small-scale entrepreneurs, and puts emphasis on lending to women.

In this group: Eyee, Emmett, David, Robert, Weedor

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