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In God We Trust Group
In this Group: Marie, Jesse, Teze, Joseph, Mechnyee
Marie S. is the leader of the group of five borrowers called In God We Trust. She is 40 years old, married, and has 6 children who range from 1 to 7 years old. She did not have the opportunity to go to school because of poverty.

For 8 years, Marie has been selling charcoal at retail at the Thinkers Village community in Paynesville, Liberia. She has a nice manner of approach to her customers which keeps them returning.

Marie started by selling oil and did not have any problems when doing business. She plans to use her 6,000 Liberian dollar portion of this 30,000 Liberian dollar group loan to buy more charcoal for sale. Her goal is to build a house and send her children to school.

In the photo that accompanies this profile, Marie is holding the sign. And Teze D. is inset at the lower left because she was absent during interview.

Additional Information

Note on LEAP:

During routine partner monitoring, Kiva learned that LEAP's delinquency data may be understated due to technical problems with their reporting software. Because this report is key to our analysis of the risk of this partner, delinquency or default rates on loans to this partner may be higher than we expect. For further details, see LEAP’s partner page on Kiva.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Liberia

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Liberia Loans Fundraising
  • $3,038,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 70.2
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD