Made a kiva.org loan today to a Lydia, my sister's name.
Lydia is 46 years old and lives in the West Point area, Liberia, which has the most populated market in Montserrado County. She is married and she was unable to go to school. She describes herself as a hard-working woman.
For the past five years, Lydia has been selling door locks, hinges, nails, etc. from a table in the local market. She sells six days a week, from 8am to 5pm. She enjoys her business because of the flow of her customers and the profit she makes at the time. She started this business with money given to her by her husband. Most of the time, she uses a shared taxi to get her goods to her table.
Lydia is requesting a loan to purchase door locks, hinges, nails, etc. for her business. She plans to build a house for her children. She'd like to say thanks to the lenders who support BRAC Liberia Microfinance Company.