A loan of $600 helped a member to buy more shampoo, hair driers and other hair products.


Help Your Friends Group's story

Selena J., who is holding the sign, is the leader of this group of five borrowers called Help Your Friends. She is 34 years old and unmarried, and has four children between the ages of 3 and 16 years. She was only able to attend school through 12th grade due to financial difficulty.

For nine years, she has been operating a beauty salon on Ashmun Street in downtown Monrovia, Liberia. She plans to use her 10,000 Liberian Dollar portion of this 41,000 Liberian Dollar group loan to buy more shampoo, hair driers and other hair products.

She describes herself as a kind and friendly woman whose dream is to improve her business to international standards.

In this group: Selena, Wilfred, Sarah, Josephine, Marie
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