A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase dried fish and palm oil.


If I Had Known Group's story

Sonnie K. is the leader of the group of five borrowers called If I Had Known Group. She is 48 years old, married and has seven children who range from two to 35 years old. Sonnie was never able to attend school because her parents refused to pay. For 35 years, Sonnie has been selling dried fish and palm oil at the Red Light Market in Paynesville, which is near Monrovia. She says that she provides her customers with high quality dried fish and palm oil, which keeps them coming to her for business. One of her challenges is that sometimes sales in the market can be slow. Sonnie plans to use her 6,000 Liberian dollar portion of this 30,000 Liberian dollar group loan to buy more dried fish and palm oil. In the photo that accompanies this profile, Sonnie 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: Sonnie, Korto, Krubo, Wewee, Liabe
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