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Meet 38-year-old Josephine from Paynesville North in Liberia. Paynesville North has the largest market in Montserrado County. The area is home to “round time marketers”, traders who travel to the interior to purchase various goods to sell throughout the county. As a result, there is a high concentration of wholesalers in the area who distribute to various markets around Montserrado County, including Monrovia.

Josephine completed 8th grade. She is single. She describes herself as business minded. She has three children between the ages of 4 years old and 13 years old. They are in school and they all live at home.

Josephine has a shop that sells fashion clothes. She has been in business for six years and works nine hours per day at her business. With this loan, she will buy blouses, jeans, trousers, dresses, etc., for resale. One of the greatest challenges that she faces is the rainy season. She transports her goods by taxi. She started her business with money from her fiance. She is proud of her business because she gets more profit. Her plan is to own a house. She thanks you in advance for your support!

About Liberia

  • $700
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $3,038,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 75.5
    Liberia Dollars (LRD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Josephine to buy blouses, jeans, trousers, dresses, etc., for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014