Metrics

# 2,500+

# being helped by peers

Over 280 %

Growth in business revenue in 24 months

$ 500,000+

Amount being added to local economy

Jobs - 200+

# 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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Family Level Impact

  • God Will Business Center

    NEW PROJECT Jartu has a dry goods store. Her vision is to increase the amount of goods in her store. She sells everyday essential items such as beans, peppers, salt, onion, oil and other essentials for a meal. As she increases her goods, her income is sure to double.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    62.8 %
    Funded
    $157.00
    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

    NEW PROJECT Oretha 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
    10 %
    Funded
    $50.00
    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

    LB0036 - 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
    39.17 %
    Funded
    $235.00
    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
    40 %
    Funded
    $200.00
    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
  • 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
  • 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
    4 %
    Funded
    $10.00
    Backed
  • Morning Breakfast

    NEW PROJECT:Theresa has a bigger plan. Presently, she is building her house and will put a small shop in the front of her house. She is currently selling some breakfast  items: doughnuts, water and soft drinks. When her shop is complete she will have a mini shop selling eggs, bread, milk, cream of wheat, soft drinks and a variety of soaps and toothpaste etc.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    40 %
    Funded
    $170.00
    Backed

Community Level Impact

  • Safe Drinking Water

    FULLY FUNDED    Over 250 people who live in the Own your Own Extension lacks safe drinking water. Your very important investment will help create a well and help the community dwellers access free, clean, safe drinking water
    Buchanan, Liberia
    100 %
    Funded
    $1,955.00
    Backed
  • Fairground Hospital Community Project

    NEW PROJECTRufus wants to see a healthy community. He is a physician assistant. He currently has a clinic but wants to expand to treat more patients constructing an annex to provide medicine, more in depth lab analysis and other services for obstetric patients and children.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    275.29 %
    Funded
    $2,340.00
    Backed
  • Bread for All

    Objective of this project is to open an all women-led Liberian run/owned commercial bakery in Bassa County. This community project “bread for all” will alleviate bread shortages in Bassa County and aid in distributing bread to both the rural/urban areas in the region. This project aims also at providing jobs/training for the youth.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    28.08 %
    Funded
    $650.00
    Backed
  • The King Gray Fishing Village

    This fishing village of 200 families needs a refrigeration facility so that they can catch fresh fish, sell fresh fish, then refrigerate/freeze the fish that doesn't sell that day, for future sales. It will significantly improve their income by being able to refrigerate/freeze the catch that they do not sell, then be able to sell the fish at a later time.The World Bank started the project over 5 years ago but the contractors ran off with the funds to finish it.  Over the last 3 years the families themselves have saved $4,500 of the $17,650 needed to complete the work and install the power and refrigeration unit.  Your investment will make a huge difference and impact many. 
    Paynesville, Liberia
    33.06 %
    Funded
    $5,835.00
    Backed
  • Africa Self-Help Fund

    Invest in Self-help efforts rather than to programs.  All donations here go entirely to the residents for the efforts they are leading. You can designate if you want your donation to go to projects in a particular African country, or to a specific type of project such as solar or water, etc.  Look at the projects listed on this Mutuality Platform and invest directly to an individual venture or a broader collective project.  New projects and countries will continue to be added.
    Africa
    23.24 %
    Funded
    $116,220.00
    Backed
  • Magic FM Sustainability Resource Center

    Objective of the Resource Center is to generate revenue by using the multi complex resource center that will serve the media, students and members of the public. The revenue generated from this resource center will help educate, train and retain 20 staff community based journalists so they can provide high impactful information to the public. The revenues collected from the center main purpose is to sustain the radio station.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    34.13 %
    Funded
    $5,965.00
    Backed
  • Waste Management

    A major problem in Liberia is the lack of financial resources and appropriate governmental mechanisms to fully address the important issue of waste management. Members of CII Liberia group 4 in Buchanan are trying to address this problem by creating a waste management business to decrease garbage/pollution to prevent illness, maintain wellbeing, to aesthetically enhance the community, and to most importantly free their environs of vermin
    16.81 %
    Funded
    $200.00
    Backed
  • Keep our Hospital in Buchanan open

    KEEP THE ONLY HOSPITAL IN THE REGION OPEN. With the coronavirus pandemic under control in Liberia the focus is on purchasing essentials such as much needed gloves and  medications for the delivery of safe care to the citizens. Materials such as PPE will be purchased as needed.
    Buchanan, Liberia
    37.31 %
    Funded
    $24,252.00
    Backed
  • Solar Power for Liberia

    To give families and small businesses a variety of options for solar energy. 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
    25.6 %
    Funded
    $1,280.00
    Backed
  • Biofiltration Waste Treatment Solutions

    This project aims to provide sustainable, economical sanitation options to those who may lack plumbing or septic tanks. Compost toilets, which use natural processes like decomposition to recycle human waste, are one category of options available for families.
    Liberia
    8.8 %
    Funded
    $440.00
    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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