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Total loan: $300
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Jemah

Liberia
New Kru, Liberia / Food Market

A loan of $300 helped to buy more cookies, yams, etc.


Jemah's story

Forty-three-year old Jemah lives in New Kru town, which is one of the oldest communities in Liberia. Living conditions there are a bit difficult due to the high rate of crime, few bathrooms, filthy conditions, and overpopulation, but the most interesting part is that rooms are a bit cheaper, there is the option of traveling, and it has one of the biggest markets in Liberia with less expensive food.

Jemah is a widow. She has four children between the ages of 16 and 23. All four of them are currently attending school and live at home. Jemah was unable to attend school, but she started a table market, which she manages well. With this loan, she will buy more cookies, yams, etc. With a little money from her mother, Jemah managed to establish this business, and she learned by seeing her mother doing this business 13 years ago. Jemah enjoys the fast buying from costumers. Her plan is to move from a table business to a shop business.


Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: December 5, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: BRAC Liberia Microfinance Company Limited

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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: December 5, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: BRAC Liberia Microfinance Company Limited