A loan of $550 helped a member to buy more rice, milk and biscuits to sell.


God Power Group's story

Mamie S. is the leader of this group of five borrowers called God Power. In the photo, Mamie is the one holding the sign. She is 32 years old, single, and has five children who range from 5 to 22 years old. She was only able to attend school through 6th grade due to poverty.

For two years, Mamie has been selling rice, milk and biscuits at the Thinker’s Village in Paynesville, Liberia. She sells her goods in a friendly manner which keeps customers returning.

Mamie plans to use her 8,000 Liberian dollar portion of this 38,000 Liberian dollar group loan to buy more rice, milk and biscuits to sell. Her goal is to grow her business and build a house for her family.

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: Mamie, Marconee, Annie, Martha, Bea
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