A loan of $875 helped a member to buy more charcoal.

Women Of Substance Group's story

Korpo O. is the leader of a group of five borrowers called Women Of Substance. She is 36 years old, married, and has three children, 9, 12 and 15, and also cares for three siblings. She is a college graduate. For 7 years, Korpo has been selling charcoal at the Paynesville Redlight Market on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. She sells good charcoal which keeps customers returning but faces transportation problems. She started selling with funds she got from her parents. She plans to use her 15,000 Liberian dollar portion of this 61,000 Liberian dollar group loan to buy more charcoal. Her goal is to grow her business and improve the living conditions of her family. She describes herself as a quiet but determined business woman.

In the photo, Korpo is holding the sign and Kormassa is inset at the lower right because she was absent during the interview.

In this group: Korpo, Martha, Louise, Linda, Kormassa

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