A loan of $675 helped a member to purchase more calling cards.

Ebenezer #5 Group's story

Samuel P. is the leader of a group of five borrowers called Ebenezer #5. He is 31 years old, single and a university student. He has one child who is 13 years old and attends 6th grade.

For six years, Samuel has had a calling-card business on Broad Street in downtown Monrovia. He says that he manages his business well, which attracts customers.

Samuel plans to use his 10,400 Liberian dollar portion of this 46,600 Liberian dollar group loan to buy more calling cards. His goal is to have a shop, send his child to school and have good health care.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, Samuel is the one holding the sign. This is his group's second time on Kiva; the first time they were posted (http://www.kiva.org/lend/142166), Samuel's name was listed in error as Emmanuel.

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: Samuel, Bankale, Grace, Kabbeh, Morris

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