A loan of $350 helped a member to purchase additional salt, onions, pepper and seasonings for resale.

We Will Do It Group's story

Christina O. is the leader of group five borrowers called "We Will Do It." She is 35 years old, married with four children between the ages of 4 and 15 years old — nursery school to 5th grade. Christina, who is shown on the right holding the sign, could not continue her own education past 4th grade due to poverty.

Her business is the sale of foodstuffs such as salt, pepper, oil, and seasonings She buys her goods wholesale and sells retail on a table in the Red Light Market, which is the largest market in Liberia She has been running her business for four years and hopes to grow it into a store in the near future.

Christina started by selling cold water with a small amount of money, but later added foodstuffs. She positions her goods on her table in an attractive way so that customers are interested in buying from her. Christina will use this loan to purchase additional salt, onions, pepper and seasonings for resale. She dreams of giving her children a good education and building a house for her family.

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: Christina, Naomi, Massa, Martha, Theresa

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