A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase more bread and butter.


Rigners Group's story

Kadiatu D. is the leader of a group of 5 borrowers called Rigners. She is 36 years old and is married with 2 children aged 9 and 12 years old whose educational levels are 5th and 8th grades. Kadiatu and her family live and work at the ELWA Junction about 5 miles from downtown of the capital Monrovia, Liberia. She is a high school graduate as she was unable to complete her education due to poverty.

Kadiatu’s business is the sale of bread and butter. She buys her goods from wholesalers and sells retail on a table to residents of ELWA. She has been running this business for 2 years and hopes to own a shop in the near future. Kadiatu started by selling with 1,500 Liberian dollars as working capital but now operates with about 4,000 Liberian Dollars.

She sells good bread and communicates with her customers in a good manner in order to encourage them to continue buying from her. Kadiatu needs this loan to purchase more bread and butter for resale to improve her business. She dreams of being an educated person in society in the future.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, Kadiatu is the one holding the sign. Lamah D. is in the inset at the lower right.

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: Kadiatu, Annissol, Samuel, Lamah, Doris



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