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

Virtue Women Group's story

Claresa F. is the leader of a group of five borrowers called Virtue Women. She is 58 years old, widowed, and has two children, 32 and 37 years old. She was only able to attend school through high school.

For 13 years, Claresa has been selling charcoal at the Somalia Drive in Paynesville, Liberia. She sells good quality charcoal, which keeps customers returning.

Claresa started selling with 1,000 LRD as working capital and now has about 12,000 LRD. She plans to use her 4,000 LRD portion of this 20,000 LRD group loan to buy more charcoal for the rainy season. Her goal is to get a warehouse that has the capacity to store about 200 bags of charcoal, develop her business and educate her children.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, Claresa is holding the sign.

In this group: Claresa, Amie, Madgeline, Fatu, Lydia
*not pictured

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