A loan of $575 helped a member to buy more dry fish and pigs feet to sell.


Favor Group's story

Rachael C. is the leader of the group of five borrowers called Favor. She is 32 years old, single, and has six children –age 5, 7, 11 and 16 years old, and twins who are 4 years old.


For 13 years Rachael has been selling dry fish and pigs feet at the West Point Market. She started selling for her uncle and later by herself. She sells quality goods in a friendly manner which keeps customers returning.


Rachael plans to use her portion of the group loan to buy more dry fish and pigs feet. Her goal is to grow her business and to send her children to school and build them a house.


In the photo Rachael is holding the sign. James W. is in the inset at 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: Rachael, Beller, Eliza, Cecelia, James



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