A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase more charcoal.

Women Of Progress Group's story

Marion W. is the leader of the group of five borrowers called Women of Progress. She is 41 years old, married, and has four children who are 1, 4, 7 and 10 years old. In addition to her children, Marion also takes care of her siblings.

For three years, Marion has been selling charcoal at the Rock Hill Diamond Creek Market. She purchases high quality charcoal, which keeps people returning.

Marion plans to use her 6,000 Liberian dollar portion of this 30,000 Liberian dollar group loan to buy more charcoal. Her goal is to grow her business and to have all of her children attend school.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, Marion 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: Marion, Mary, Mamie, Margaret, Aletha

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