A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase more rice, oil, and onions for resale.


God Grace Group's story

Mary S. is a leader of a group of five borrowers called God Grace. She is 49 years old and is a single mother with two children aged 28 and 30 years old. Both of her children are college graduates and now working. Mary also cares for two siblings. Mary and her family live and work in the New Matadi Fanti town community, about two miles away from downtown Monrovia, Liberia. This is a community that is full of Fanti tribespeople from Ghana (a West African nation close to Liberia). Mary is also a college graduate herself. Mary’s business is the sale of food such as rice, oil, onion, etc. She buys her goods from wholesalers and sells retail in the New Matadi Fanti town. She has been running this business for five years and hopes to improve business to a shop in the near future. Mary started selling with only a bucket of pepper but now, she sells different kinds of food. She sells at a good location and has a good business relationship with her clients in order to encourage them to continue buying from her. Mary needs this loan to purchase more goods for resale. She dreams of being well known in society. In the photo that accompanies this profile, Mary 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: Mary , Solomon, Rebecca, John, Kumba
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