A loan of $500 helped a member to purchase more lapa to sell.


The Lord's People Group's story

Helen F. is the leader of the group of five borrowers called The Lord’s People. In the photo, Helen is the one holding the sign. She is 38 years old, married, and has two children who are 3 and 5 years old.

For four years, Helen has been selling lapa, a traditional West African cloth, at the E.L.W.A. Rock Hole Market. She communicates well with her customers, which keeps them coming back.

Helen plans to use her 10,000 Liberian dollar portion of this 34,000 Liberian dollar group loan to buy more lapa. Her goal is to grow her business and to be healthy.

About LEAP: The Local Enterprise Assistance Program (LEAP) is Liberia's largest and oldest continuously operating micro-finance institution with thirteen 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: Helen, Paul, Armah, Naomi, Mary
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