Metrics

+ 5,000

# being helped by peers

Over 450%

Growth in business revenue in 36 months

$ 900,000+

Amount being added to local economy

Jobs - 350+

# of jobs for others from sample 100 ventures

About

Grow Liberia's Economy from the Ground Up
Below are the ventures led by residents in Liberia who were earning only an average of $1.28 a day a year ago. After joining, learning from one another and receiving a $100 investment, their business sales have grown over 250% and their take-home earnings have increased almost 400%.  Also, these micro-ventures have created over 200 jobs for their neighbors.  These efforts should be supported and they will scale naturally as everyday residents help one another.

Investing in individual family led ventures will scale the change because those on this platform have committed to in turn help others. On average when you invest in someone here they in turn help an average of 3.5 other families. More than that many of the families here are self-organizing to improve their community doing clean up campaigns, feeding the most vulnerable, securing a local clinic to now serve over 1.500 residents per month and retrofitting a contaminated well to bring clean water to a village of over 200.  There is no nonprofit or government programs that could have accomplished this at almost no cost and as quickly as when people help each other peer to peer.  This is "Peer-driven Change" and it scales naturally.  Together we can change Liberia from the ground up.

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Categories

Family Level Impact

  • God Will Business Center

    NEW PROJECTJartu has a dry goods store. Her vision is to increase the amount of goods in her store. She has switched and now selling bread, butter and eggs. She use to sell everyday essential items such as beans, peppers, salt, onion, oil. Since this switch she has noticed an increase in her income. 
    Buchanan, Liberia
    120 %
    Funded
    $300.00
    Backed
  • Nancy Business Center

    NEW PROJECTInitially, Nancy sold just dried fish. When she joined CII in December 2020 her take home income was $2000.00 liberian dollars equivalent to $10.00 US a month. Being part of CII, she learned from others (mutuality) that adding more product will increase her profit. She listened to other participants and started adding more and more product to sell. Now she is selling dried fish, slippers, used clothing and coal. Her take home pay fluctuates from $95.00 to $150.00 US monthly.  
    Buchanan, Liberia
    41 %
    Funded
    $205.00
    Backed
  • Oretha's God Will Provide

    FULLY FUNDEDOretha has a dry goods business. She has grand goals of expanding her business to eventually be a "successful supplier to the local business people in Liberia".
    Buchanan, Liberia
    110 %
    Funded
    $550.00
    Backed
  • His Grace Business Center

    NEW PROJECTQuata has a petty business that sells toiletry, cold water, and soft drinks. With your help she will be able to add expand her business to add much needed products and eventually be able to be part of a savings club
    Buchanan, Liberia
    25 %
    Funded
    $200.00
    Backed
  • Edith Zeon Dishes Business

    FULLY FUNDEDLB0036 - Edith sells beautiful colorful rubber dishes, ceramic dishes and dinnerware. After an investment in March 2020 by CII, she was able to buy more of the products in demand and she grew her sales by 250%.  She will know how to use your investment to continue to grow her business, buying wholesale to increase her profit.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    100 %
    Funded
    $600.00
    Backed
  • Amuchine Business Center

    NEW PROJECTMai sells rice, peanut, pepper, beans, salt, sugar, red oil, grain etc. She has a dry goods stall. With your help she is hoping to gather up money to buy a small plot of land to build a mini store and buy items wholesale and sell volumes, by the bag.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    80 %
    Funded
    $400.00
    Backed
  • Jesus Business

    NEW PROJECTEmmanuel  has started construction on a mini gas station. He sells petroleum products. With your investment, he will buy a larger quantity of gas and petroleum products to increase his income and better his livelihood
    Buchanan, Liberia
    12.5 %
    Funded
    $50.00
    Backed
  • Africa Self-Help Fund

    Invest in Self-help/resident driven projects rather than programs where your donation mostly supports staff and operations. All donations go entirely to the residents on the Mutuality Platform. The residents are leading their own efforts and improving the community.  In this period we are focusing on changing a small city in Liberia as well as a refugee camp in Uganda.  Your donation will provide a challenge grant to groups of residents that are working collectively to improve their community, create jobs or training for others, etc.  We will invest in their most impactful projects.  Those residents will be leading the work and also investing some of their savings, so they are very committed to Getting it Done!
    Africa
    63.38 %
    Funded
    $6,338.00
    Backed
  • Macomie Business Center

    NEW PROJECTMacomie sells Garie (garri) a versatile food staple in Africa. Garri can be eaten as a snack if groundnuts and sugar is added, or added to African soups, or if ground can be used to make bread or biscuits. Marcomie"s goal is to add more product in her stall.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    24 %
    Funded
    $60.00
    Backed
  • Foot Wears

    PV0018 - Mark is a single dad with two children.  He has a shoe shop. He dreams of opening up a bigger shop as well as he and four people who want to create a waste management business they have named "Kukatunor (We are one)".  Your support of his shoe business will help him and his partners to start the needed garbage collection business.
    Paynesville, Liberia
    42.4 %
    Funded
    $1,060.00
    Backed

Community Level Impact

  • Quarter Community Toilet project

    FULLY FUNDED - This important community project will build and install 4 community toilets, 2 stalls for males and 2 stalls for women. It will serve 800 community members. Presently, there are no toilets in the community so unsanitary conditions prevail. Feces  are thrown in plastic into unfinished houses and along the road side. This campaign will help create a MORE SANITARY/CLEANER and healthier enviornment/community for the entire village of 800. It's impact is great.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    40.77 %
    Funded
    $795.00
    Backed
  • Fairground Community Clinic Project

    LET'S GET IT DONE CAMPAIGN-Rufus offers affordable/free medical services at his Fairground Community Clinic.This important project is to expand the Community Clinic. He wants to  construct a 2 story annex in the back of his clinic to provide inpatient services and extend his reach by serving 1,000 new obstetric patients/children in his community and nearby communities. His clinic already serves about 1,000 patients a month.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    78.98 %
    Funded
    $5,750.00
    Backed
  • Central Buchanan Market Building Project

    LET'S GET IT DONE CAMPAIGN: ALL WOMEN LED PROJECTCurrently there are over 80 vendors in this area of Central Buchanan who sell their goods in an open air market. These vendors are exposed to the elements and their products often spoil due to rain and unsuitable storage facilities. This project proposes to build an indoor market, the Dry Rice Central Buchanan Market where these vendors can sell their products.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    7.98 %
    Funded
    $150.00
    Backed
  • Fishing Village New and Old Families toilet project

    FULLY FUNDED - LET'S GET IT DONE CAMPAIGN - The Fishing Village community has come together to create this very important toilet project. They will build a bathroom structure that will house 6 biogestic toilets which will last about 15-20 years. This will decrease the practice of open defecation in the beaches and in the grave yard sites in the community. The community wants a healthier, cleaner, more sanitary environment free from human waste and create a an enviornment that decreases the  diseases that come about from unknown indirect and direct contact with human waste.
    Liberia
    103.92 %
    Funded
    $2,890.00
    Backed
  • Clean Water for two communities

    FULLY FUNDED - "Our group voluntarily cleaned up the water well for an entire village of 200 people and now we want to clean up two more water wells.  One well is in the Saw Mill area serving over 550 residents and the other well is in the General Market area serving the general public and will serve thousands.  Our group now knows how to clean up a well and we are contributing not only our expertise and labor but our group will contribute $750 USD of our own funds."
    Buchanan, Liberia
    39.58 %
    Funded
    $1,025.00
    Backed
  • challenge grant for Solar Solutions

    We will challenge residents to come up with their best solutions to bringing solar power into their community.  Help us to find the most practical solutions and these will be shared with others all over the world.  The aim is to provide enough power to charge small at-home devices such as phone chargers, fans, lamps, sewing machines, and boost the overall capability and safety of Liberian families.
    Liberia
    27.1 %
    Funded
    $1,355.00
    Backed
  • Pipeline New Water Project

    LET'S GET IT DONE CAMPAIGN- The Pipeline Community has put together this very important project to bring clean water to about 2,000 inhabitants. This new water well will create a healthier community which will experience less GI disturbances including diarrhea and water borne diseases which are illnesses caused by microorganisms in untreated or contaminated water.
    Paynesville, Liberia
    46.88 %
    Funded
    $1,500.00
    Backed
  • Africa Self-Help Fund

    Invest in Self-help/resident driven projects rather than programs where your donation mostly supports staff and operations. All donations go entirely to the residents on the Mutuality Platform. The residents are leading their own efforts and improving the community.  In this period we are focusing on changing a small city in Liberia as well as a refugee camp in Uganda.  Your donation will provide a challenge grant to groups of residents that are working collectively to improve their community, create jobs or training for others, etc.  We will invest in their most impactful projects.  Those residents will be leading the work and also investing some of their savings, so they are very committed to Getting it Done!
    Africa
    63.38 %
    Funded
    $6,338.00
    Backed
  • Cassava Farm Project

    LET'S GET IT DONE CAMPAIGN - This cassava farm project will cover 2 lots of farm land located in the Peace community, Buchanan. The cassava from the farm will be used to produce farina (gari), fufu, and cassava leaves. Farina (gari) is a major food in Liberia, it is 2nd to rice in terms of Liberian consumption. It is economical and is a very fast selling commodity in Liberia and is high demand. 
    Buchanan, Liberia
    38.1 %
    Funded
    $800.00
    Backed
  • LBS Community Charcoal Project

    FULLY FUNDED- This charcoal project aims to service 2,000 residents and  businesses in the LBS community which has 5,000 residents, 400 homes. The project will buy and  then sell/distribute large quantities of charcoal at low cost to bakers, restauranteurs, cook shops and homes. 90% of the residents depend on charcoal for cooking, baking, ironing etc. 
    Paynesville, Liberia
    29.49 %
    Funded
    $550.00
    Backed

Backstory

The Community Independence Initiative, CII, administers the project in Liberia and has started the Center for Peer-driven Change.  These initiatives were started because of requests from Liberian diaspora to launch CII in Liberia.  Now groups all over the world are also starting projects based on this "peer-driven" approach.  All of the groups, both self-organized or sponsored by a nonprofit or funder, have agreed to a shared set of values where mutuality, sharing and helping one another, is the basic expectation.  You can learn more about this global collaboration on the Center for Peer-driven Change website.

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