A loan of $450 helped a member to buy more lappas (traditional clothing) for resale.


I Will Do My Best Group's story

Hawa B. is the leader of a group of five borrowers called I Will Do My Best. She is 20 years old, married, and has a 5-year-old child. She also cares for two siblings. She did not have the opportunity to go to school.

For four years, Hawa has been selling lappas (traditional clothing) on a table at the Redlight Market in Paynesville, Liberia. She serves her customers in a nice manner, which keeps them returning. But she faces problems with insufficient funds to operate her business.

Hawa started selling from profits generated from a friend’s business when helping her friend to sell. She plans to use her 6,000 Liberian dollar portion of this 30,000 Liberian dollar group loan to buy more lappas for sale. Her goal is to build a bigger shop that can sustain her family in the future.

Hawa describes herself as a good Liberian business woman selling in the Redlight market.

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

In this group: Hawa, Tenneh, Saybah, Sonnie, Kormassa



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