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REVOLVING LOAN TO EMPOWER RURAL WOMEN IN LIBERIA

by Learning Squared
REVOLVING LOAN TO EMPOWER RURAL WOMEN IN LIBERIA
REVOLVING LOAN TO EMPOWER RURAL WOMEN IN LIBERIA
REVOLVING LOAN TO EMPOWER RURAL WOMEN IN LIBERIA
REVOLVING LOAN TO EMPOWER RURAL WOMEN IN LIBERIA
REVOLVING LOAN TO EMPOWER RURAL WOMEN IN LIBERIA
REVOLVING LOAN TO EMPOWER RURAL WOMEN IN LIBERIA

 

 

 

                                                   Learning Squared Liberia

            PROJECT Report:    Revolving Loan Support Rural Women in Liberia (38278).

 

 

 

 

                                                           DATE: January 29, 2020 

 

                    

                                                      LOCATION: MONROVIA, LIBERIA

 

 

 

 

Prepared By: LSL-Liberia
Phone: +231(0)886828014

              +231(0)776828014
Email: info@learningsquaredlib.org
Website: learningsquaredliberia.org

 

INTRODUCTION: 

This report covers recent activities implemented under the above-mentioned Project covering the months under review (November 2019 –January 2020). The project ‘Revolving loan to Support rural Women in Liberia’ begin its pilot phase in Minor Community, Kakata. Margibi County, Liberia. This project which seeks to address some economic issues faced by single mothers in the community will train and support rural female family heads of household including strengthening and providing additional income generating opportunities for them. This report reflect loan payment and monitoring.

2.0 PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

2.1 Loan payment in Minor Community

2.2Project/ small business monitoring in Kakata

2.4 Women’s Meeting and additional training on small loan management 

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

Loan payment:Loan payment in Minor community completed during the period under review, the total of 13 women in minor Community received the amount of $40.00 USD each for the establishment of small business that will empower them to continually keep their children in school. These 13 women are parents of the children that are presently on Learning Squared Liberia scholarship program in Margibi County. The total of $520.00 USD was given to these 13 rural women as a way of empowerment and a long term project for the advancement of their children’s education in the community. This amount will be paid back within the period of six months to the organization which will provide space and funding for additional women in the community to join the project.

The next phase payment will begin with women from the palm bush community also in Kakata city. These women are also single mothers of children on the scholarship program in the community. These women will also receive the amount of $40.00 each to start a small business or farm that will enable them provide school fees and uniform for their children at the end of the project. The total of 30 women are expected to benefit from this project from the two listed communities below:

  • Minor community, Kakata, Margibi Country, Liberia
  • Palm Bush community , Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia

 Project/ Small Business Monitoring: Learning Squared Liberia begin its monitoring on small businesses established by women from Minor Community in Kakata. Upon receipt of the first loan payment, beneficiaries begin the process of establishing a small business in the community. These women begin a small table market with rice, oil, and other cooking items in the community. Other women went back to the soil with the planting of cassava, eddoes & potatoes which will be ready for harvest in three months. During the monitoring process, the team also monitor and encourage women to save daily that will enable them to purchase new goods and payback the loan on the giving time.

Women’s Meeting and training: During the period under review women from both palmand minor communities attended a one day join meeting and training section in Kakata city, Margibi County. These women were able to bring out issues faced by the first group of women who receive their loan payment. The progress made and challenges were discuss with total of 27 women in attendance including three counties authorities and the program team from Learning Squared Liberia. This training which lasted for three hours provided women with additional information as regards to the project and it implementation. Other women who have begun engaging the soul express happiness for the loan project and said that it is a good way to begin their life again after a long time without business and products on the farms to plant and harvest.

4.0 Constraints:

There were few challenges that the project team encounter during the period under review, the lack of vehicle for the official use of the organization is leaving program staff to travel through public transport vehicle/motorbike which most times delay before reaching the project site.  

Also, the high demand for the implementation of the project in other communities is also a high challenge where other women that were not selected for the project is requesting to become a part. Lastly, language barrier is also a challenge as women in the community frequently communicate through their native language leaving the team speaking through an interpreter.

 5.0 Recommendations / conclusion: Thanks and appreciation to our supporters, donors, GlobalGiving, local communities and schools for the level of commitment shown towards the successful implementation of the project. Learning Squared Liberia remain open in working with all women in the community and Liberia at large.   


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INTRODUCTION: 

This update covers recent activities implemented under the above-mentioned Project covering the month under review (August 2019 –October 2019). Activities were held in Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia. This update reflects the beginning of the rural women’s loan project payment in Minor Community, Kakata, Margibi County.

2.0 PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH:

2.1 Signing of MoUs and other project documents;

2.2. Joint Meeting with both women’s group in Kakata City;

2.3 Organized meetings with DEO and community women on project related issues;

2.4 Women’s project payment phase one begins.

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

Signing of MoU & project documents: The women of both Palm Bush and Minor Communities completed the signing of MoUs and other project document that makes them fully involve with the loan project. These documents include the following; 1. Commitment Forms, this form is to ensure that all members of the group fully commit themselves to the loan payment and is witness by a reputable member of the community.2 The Bio-Data Form, this form is a complete self-information of each member of this group. 3. The child protection policy document and the MOU that both the women and Learning Squared Liberia signed. The total of 30 women are on the pilot  project.  17  women from Palm Bush community and 13 from  Minor community.

Joint Meeting: Learning Squared Liberia conducted 2 combine meetings with both palm bush and Minor communities, the purpose of the meeting was to explain the full intend of the loan project and payment plans. During these meetings, women of these communities were encouraged to take this project as their own and work hard to pay back the loan on time. Also, parents were informed that children benefiting from the project last year will also be a part of the scholarship program this year .

Stakeholders Meeting: During the period under review, Learning Squared Liberia facilitated five (3) town hall interactive sessions with County and District Education authorities, policy makers and local and community leaders in the project areas.The purpose of these meetings was to provide complete information to all stakeholders and policy makers on the loan project and payment plans.  

These meetings which brought together over 230 persons in the two project communities was very interactive open to all participants, question ask and participants spoke on other issues and promise to work in line with  Learning Squared Liberia loan and other policy.

Women’s Loan Project. Learning Squared Liberia begin loan payment to women of Kakata, Margibi County under the titled; Revolving Loan Support Rural Women in Liberia. This project which is aim at supporting rural female heads of household to strengthen and provide additional income generating opportunities for their family and community, which brought improvement in the quality of life of rural women whose children are benefiting from our educational program.  

The total of 30 women of Kakata city has begun receiving loan payment of ($50.00USD) as a way of sustaining themselves through improving their businesses and creating income to further sustains their children’s education.   Women of this community are involved cash crops production, and other agricultural activities. 

4.0 Constraints:

There were few challenges that the project team encounter during the period under review, Increased in the demand for the project to other communities and high cost of transportation for volunteers and staff, due to the bad roads condition during the rainy season in rural Liberia, Our team had to travel on motorcycles to get to communities and schools.

 5.0 Recommendations / conclusion: Thanks, and appreciation to our supporters, donors, GlobalGiving, local community for the level of commitment shown towards the successful implementation of the project. Learning Squared Liberia continue to receive calls and appeal from other communities for similar intervention.  Hope we can get more donations and contributions to increase the number of women on the program.


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        The attached report highlights activities undertaking on the above mentioned project. The report higligts impacts, achievemtns , success stories and challenges during  the period under review 

Activities included . training and offcicial launch of the program in margibi county Liberia.  Topics included  saving, payment , meetings and other procedures.  The program seek to train  training and support 15-30  female rural heads of household to strengthen and provide additional  income generating activities in their respective communties. The one year pilot phase will work with female heads of house women who have their children benefiting from our program.  

                         Kindly see attached a full report of the report for your easy reference 


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      LIBERIA PROJECT UPDATE: REVOLVING LOAN TO EMPOWER RURAL WOMEN IN LIBERIA Project - #(#38278)
                 DATE: May 5, 2019 LOCATION: MARGIBI COUNTY, MONROVIA,
               LIBERIA Prepared By: IDA-Liberia Phone: +231(0)886828014 +231(0)776828014
                             Email: info@ida-lib.org Website: www.ida-lib.org

 1.0 INTRODUCTION: This update is a highlight of recent activities implemented under the above-mentioned project covering the months under review (FEBRUARY-MARCH 2019). Activities were held in Margibi County in Liberia. The report reflects the agreement between GlobalGiving and the Initiative for Democratic Alternatives (IDA)Liberia for the implementation of the project.

2.0 PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTHS:

2.1 Organized community mobilization and project awareness sessions

2.2. Selection of female heads of household for the pilot project

2.3 Organized orientation sessions with beneficiaries 2.4 Identified projects for beneficiaries

3.0 ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW: Community mobilization and project awareness sessions: 3 community awareness sessions were organized by our project team in Minor and Effa Communities during the months under review. Bringing together over 60 female heads of households from the 2 project communities in Margibi County. The programs were aimed at providing more information to the beneficiaries, community members and provide detailed information about the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders in the project area.

Selection of female heads of household for the pilot project: As a way of sustainability, IDA-Liberia will empower female heads of household whose children or child are on our scholarship program; this will enable their children to continue their education in the absence of IDA- Liberia support. The selection process was based on several factors and or requirements, established by our team and the community. Participants must be a female head of household and a resident in one of the project communities. Female head of household whose child or children are benefitting from our 2019 scholarship program and are currently involved with an income generating activity to support their families IDA-Liberia support will enhance their income generating activity by providing a small revolving loan to each participant. The total of 14 women from the Minor community were selected for the pilot phase of the project.

Organized orientation session with beneficiaries and leaders: An orientation session was held in Minor community bringing together participants , community leaders, members of the Ministry of Education in the county and other local authorities.

The session brought together over 60 participants from different sectors of the community, and county. The session was chaired by IDA Liberia Program Manager, Alvin Freeman and Program Assistant ,Jennis Rue . Making a brief statement, the Program Assistant , Jennis Rue stressed the significance of the project to the community and IDA-Liberia plans to promote best gender practices in the project area , “IDA-Liberia is convinced that working with rural women and empowering them will helps to promote gender equality and promote women’s empowerment at the family and community levels”. Miss Rue noted.

 Identified projects for beneficiaries: Participants and IDA-Liberia agreed on two projects that would help increased their income generating activities within the next six - twelve months and be able to sustain their children in schools after IDA-Liberia shall have left. Agriculture and petty trade, which are the most income generating activities in the project community . Most of the heads of household identified are 75-85% involved with agriculture and petty trade within their communities. The amount of $100- 150 USD will be given to each participant to begin their project which will be payback within the period of 6-12 months.

4.0 Constraints: There were few challenges that the project team encountered during the period under review. Increased in the number of female heads of household interested in the program and are calling on IDA-Liberia team to assist. IDA-Liberia is appealing to its donors and supporters to for more support to be able to reach out to as many female heads of household who are languishing in communities and need some help to improve their income generating activities . This will help to pinpoint the value added that women bring to supporting education and be able to take on the responsibility to support their families and children in school.

5.0 Recommendations / conclusion: Thanks, and appreciation to our supporters, donors, GlobalGiving, local communities and schools for the level of commitment shown towards the successful implementation of the project. As the team continued to support our beneficiaries, IDA-Liberia will continue to reach out to out donors suppor


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Location: Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia
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Anthony S. Kolaco
Monrovia, Liberia, LIBERIA Liberia
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