A loan of $675 helped a member to purchase more fish and charcoal.

Help Together Group's story

For over 19 years, Victoria K. has been selling fresh fish and charcoal in downtown Monrovia, Liberia. She is 43 years old, married, and has seven children who range in age from 9 to 25 years old. Victoria was only able to attend school through 8th grade because her mother passed away and there was no one else to support her.

Victoria says that because she sells a variety of fresh fish, customers are attracted to her business. She plans to use her 10,000 Liberian dollar (LRD) portion of this 48,000 LRD group loan to buy more fish and charcoal.

Victoria is the leader of this group of five borrowers called "Help Together". In the photo that accompanies this profile, Victoria is in the center of the photo.

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.

Join Team LEAP - Liberia lending team on Kiva today: http://www.kiva.org/community/viewTeam?team_id=10019

In this group: Victoria, Mary, Martha, Annah, Edith
*not pictured

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