A loan of $300 helped a member to buy more dozens of slippers.

Bassa Group's story

Petee D. is the head of a group of five borrowers called 'Bassa Group'. Petee is 52 years old and could not continue her education past 9th grade. She is single and has five children whose ages range from 34-13 years. Two of her children are in university and technical college respectively while the rest are in elementary and senior high school. She also takes care of three siblings.

Petee’s involved with the sale of slippers. She buys in bulk and sells retail and she has been in this business for one year. She started her business with two dozen slippers and now has eight dozens. She is challenged by police action. She takes her goods all over Monrovia to sell.

She says many customers are attracted to her business because she sells durable and good slippers. She hopes is to get involved in another business to generate some capital to augment her present business. She plans to use her 4,000 Liberian dollar portion of this 20,000 Liberian dollar group loan to buy more dozens of slippers.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, Petee is 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.

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

In this group: Petee, Joseph, Martha, Marie, Bester

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