A loan of $550 helped a member to purchase more rice and oil.

United Group's story

United Group is a group of five borrowers led by Mary B.. Mary is 38 years old and married with three children, ages 3-13 years old and she also cares for a sibling. Her children's educational levels are between 1st and 4th grade. Mary could not continue her education through junior high due to poverty.

For 12 years, Mary has been selling foodstuffs like rice and oil at the Red Light Market, which is the largest market in Liberia. Mary sells good quality food products to her customers. She also keeps a good business relationship with her customers to encourage them to continue buying from her. Mary will use this loan to purchase more bags of rice and more gallons of oil. She dreams of seeing her children continue to be educated.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, Mary 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: Mary, Mary, John, Hawa, Oretha

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