A loan of $625 helped a member to buy more charcoal for sale.

United Friends Group's story

Mannie M. is the leader of the group of five borrowers called United Friends. She is single and has 10 children. She also cares for 4 siblings. She is a high school graduate but could not continue her education through college.

For 3 years Mannie has been selling charcoal at the Duport Road market in Paynesville, Liberia. She gives her customers discounts during transactions which keeps them returning. Mannie started selling charcoal by bags at her house but now has a warehouse in the market. Transporting charcoal from the production site to her warehouse is a problem for Mannie.

She plans to use her 9000 LRD portion of this 45000 LRD group loan to buy more charcoal for sale. Her goal is to expand to a bigger business and to buy a car for transporting her goods.

Mannie describes herself as an easy going mother who loves people and hates dishonesty.

In the photo Mannie is holding the sign and Nyemonh is in the inset because he was absent during the interview.

In this group: Mannie, Rachel, Nyemonh, Edith, Tina

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