A loan of $1,400 helped a member to purchase more goods such as oil, beans and eggs.

Oneness Group's story

For three years, Deddeh G. has been selling food such as oil, beans and eggs at the Red Light Market, which is the largest market in Liberia. She sells her products at reasonable prices which keeps customers coming back. She is 38 years old, married, and has four children who range in age from 7 to 19 years old. In addition to her children, Deddeh supports three of her relatives.

Deddeh plans to use her 30,000 Liberian dollar (LRD) portion of this 100,000 LRD group loan to buy more food for her business. Her goal is to send all of her children to school.

Deddeh is the leader of this group of five borrowers called "Oneness". In the photo that accompanies this profile, Deddeh is the person in the middle.

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, this 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: Deddeh, Garmai, David, Madawu, Kebbeh

Loan details

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