A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase more cassava leaves.

G. K. Gray Group's story

George G. is the leader of the group of five borrowers called G. K. G. Group. He is single, and has five children who are 2, 4, 9 12 and 14 years old. George is a high school graduate. For six years, George has been selling cassava leaves at the Waterside Market, which is the biggest market in Monrovia. He says that people buy from him because he is friendly. George plans to use his 6,000 Liberian dollar portion of this 30,000 Liberian dollar group loan to buy more cassava leaves. His dream is to send his children to school, build a house and attend college. In the photo that accompanies this profile, George 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.

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In this group: George, John, Reoland, Sarah, Joseph
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