• What's New
  • Overview
  • Initiatives
  • Map
  • Projects
  • People
  • Information
  • Photos

Overview

Overview


The Mutuality Platform is a vehicle that, in the spirit of mutuality, can be used by most communities that want to work together, promoting resident - driven improvements to their community.  This platform allows like-minded communities to connect within a region or across continents in support of one another.

The Community Independence Initiative, CII, was founded to demonstrate projects that display the values of mutuality: sharing and helping one another as peers.  The focus is on socio-economic mobility, closing the wealth gap, by supporting the residents themselves to lead their own change and help one another.  Those seeking to establish an initiative will be connected with other peer

...  more

Sustainable Development Goals

117

PROJECT(S)

6

SDG GOALS

Initiatives



Map


Projects



CII Liberia Initiative - Projects (107)

  • 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
  • Mayehdeh (The Woes of a Woman)

    Victoria, herself a victim of abuse and rape, has formed a club for young girls facing similar circumstances today.  She sells dry goods to support her four children as well, and also tries to help these teenage girls.  She doesn't have the trappings of a nonprofit which makes her efforts that much more relatable to the girls and sustainable.  Your investment can help her reach her vision of a Liberian run 'center' that can provide food, temporary shelter, education and counseling around sexual violence.  This is a tremendously important project.
    Paynesville, Liberia...
    47.6 %
    Funded
    $1,190.00
    Backed
  • Kukatunor (we are one)

    This important community project is for a much needed Waste Management Company. Your investment will help keep their community cleaner and sanitary. It will attract less vermin and help decrease the amount of health hazards and filth in their community
    Paynesville, Liberia...
    44.6 %
    Funded
    $1,115.00
    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...
    3.2 %
    Funded
    $160.00
    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...
    7.8 %
    Funded
    $390.00
    Backed
  • The Fishing Village

    This fishing village of 200 families needs a refrigeration facility so that they can sell fresh fish, especially to restaurants, which will significantly improve their income. 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.
    Paynesville, Liberia...
    26.97 %
    Funded
    $4,760.00
    Backed
  • Benetta clothing store

    Benetta sells women's clothing. With your investment she will be able to buy more products and sell in the community market. She saves every month in a Susu (saving circle) to someday be able to sell from a store.  During the coronavirus pandemic, she gave money to her church to give food for the community.
    Paynesville, Liberia...
    15 %
    Funded
    $45.00
    Backed
  • Every Thing Gets Time Tailoring

    Agnes is a hardworking and talented seamstress whose goal is not only to provide for her family of four but also to uplift the greater community. With her first small investment she was able to increase her earning by 200% before Covid. Under the Covid lock down she was hired to make masks and may get other contracts. She only has a foot powered sewing machine but hopes to someday have electricity and an electric sewing machine
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    30 %
    Funded
    $120.00
    Backed
  • Successful Computers Hub

    Eugene Tarr is a hard-working father of four, skilled in desktop publishing, graphic design, hardware and email services. Investment in his business will him help start selling stationary materials at his shop and offering computer training to those in the community.  In March before the Covid lockdown he was able to grow his business income by 168% by July. With an investment he can continue that growth.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    20 %
    Funded
    $120.00
    Backed
  • Divine Grace Aluminum Business Center

    Francis sells fish on the side but his main business is making Aluminum windows. In March with a $100 investment from CII he was able to grow his sales by 250%. The lock down has cut his business but with a new power saw he is ready to grow it again. He also plans on training 2 other people, one female and one economically disadvantaged youth
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    30.77 %
    Funded
    $200.00
    Backed
  • Ma Betty Used Clothier Business

    Betty sells used clothes and wants to also sell sheets and other goods. In March with just a small investment Betty increased her sales by 46%. With over 20 years of selling experience and goals in mind, Betty is seeking investments for expansion
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    35.56 %
    Funded
    $320.00
    Backed
  • Irene's Cook and Bowl Shop

    FULLY FUNDED Irene is a cook and sells food bowls, cookware and other items. She also does catering and has a stand alone shop. In March she got a $100 investment to expand and in that month she was able to triple her sales.  She can continue to grow with your investment.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    112.4 %
    Funded
    $281.00
    Backed
  • Tetee's "God Will Provide Business Center

    Tetee sells oil, charcoal rice and a variety of other goods that she sees are in demand. She is a wonderful salesperson and a mother of 6 children. She seeks investment in order to finish her central business hub where she can continue selling goods on a centralized and wholesale effort. This expansion will help drive her ability to meet her high customer demand.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    26 %
    Funded
    $195.00
    Backed
  • Prevent Coronavirus Campaign

    RESIDENTS in Buchanan and Paynesville initiated a PREVENT CORONAVIRUS CAMPAIGN. Women in the community sewed handmade masks for distribution. Community outreach outlined key COVID 19 PREVENTION INFORMATION ie. stay at home, frequent hand washing, social distancing and wearing masks outdoors was thru educational flyers and radio jingles. 6/20  residents indicated that rice, food was a priority, so monies went  to the purchase and distribution of rice for those in most need. Now monies collected will be directed to the hospital.
    Liberia...
    31.58 %
    Funded
    $3,158.00
    Backed
  • Miatta Dry Goods Business

    Miatta sells items in an open market. She got a small investment in March from CII and proved she was a good person to invest in.  Even though business has been suffering in the lockdown, she was still able to grow sales by 132% in May.  With your investment she wants to begin plans to own a store and buy more products. She is actively involved in her church, and 2 of her daughters passed the university exam, 1 hopes to become a doctor
    Paynesville, Liberia...
    12 %
    Funded
    $45.00
    Backed
  • Kuopar's Construction Services

    Otis Kuopar runs a business that creates jobs and can grow.  He builds concrete blocks for building homes in Buchanan.  With just a $100 investment he was able to increase his monthly sales from $370 to $1,700 per month in July.  He now has 6 workers.  He needs a mini truck that will allow him to transport his blocks to different areas of Buchanan. This will not only help him expand his business but will give him an opportunity to continue helping other families of Buchanan by creating employment and investing in their businesses.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    36.67 %
    Funded
    $330.00
    Backed
  • God’s Favor Business Center

    Esther sells red oil for cooking and ground nuts. She wants to add Lappa, tie and dye bedsheets and handmade Africian costumes and children's clothing to her shop. With a small investment she was able to grow her sales by 75% and can do more as the lockdown eases.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    34 %
    Funded
    $170.00
    Backed
  • Dallas Vision Business

    S. Channey has an eye for fashion, selling men's and women's clothing. He used the investment he got to expand his goods to include handbags, waist bags and back bags. He also paid his rent for the next 4 months!  That got him through the covid lockdown and now he needs an investment to again grow his business.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    38.57 %
    Funded
    $270.00
    Backed
  • A.D. Soap Production Center

    Alberthe is a talented business woman who wants to expand her soap production business. With a small investment she was able to increase her business 35% and she wants to continue to grow it.  She already employees two people from the community.  With your investment she wants to purchase machines to make liquid soap, expand her business and create more jobs.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    38.75 %
    Funded
    $155.00
    Backed
  • God is Able Clothes Center

    Mikee sells clothes and does baking. She wants to begin purchasing items wholesale and expand her inventory by adding new items like trousers, shoes, and other items. "I want this project to bring a great boost to my earnings, which will enable me to support and take care of my family's health needs, as well as help employ two members of my community."
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    30 %
    Funded
    $120.00
    Backed
  • Dry Good Business

    Korto has a dry goods stall. In March before the Covid lockdown, with a small investment from CII she was able to increase her sales by over 60%. With your investment she hopes to continue to expand, add fresh produce, greens and potatoes to the dry goods she already sells.
    Paynesville, Liberia...
    18 %
    Funded
    $45.00
    Backed
  • Dry Goods

    Princess is a very hardworking, driven business woman. She has a dry goods store that suffered during the lockdown.  She needs investment to stabilize her business.  She is also a part of a group of 4 that is going to open a waste management company, Kukatunor (We are one) that will collect garbage.  If you invest in her you will help her to support her family while she also works on the new business with her partners.
    Paynesville, Liberia...
    28 %
    Funded
    $70.00
    Backed
  • Andrew's United Brother Wood Field

    Andrew is part of a collective with over 100 families that run a successful lumber yard in Payenesville. He is experienced in the business and your investment will help him to purchase power saws so that his employees can cut timber for house construction.  He wants to partner with others to buy a pick up truck so they can export wood and grow their business. Andrew has big dreams and also has the business know how to make them real. He is a good person to invest in.
    Paynesville, Liberia...
    9.4 %
    Funded
    $235.00
    Backed
  • Possible with God Catering

    Rose sells food and drinks as well as does catering. With a small investment before the Covid lock down she increased her business income by over 30% and saved for this period of lock down when she has less business. Additional investment will help her to continue to expand as the lock down eases.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    46.67 %
    Funded
    $70.00
    Backed
  • Favor's Charcoal Business Center

    Godwin sells charcoal for cooking. With a small investment he was able to increase his sales by 42%. He needs additional investments so he can buy charcoal in bulk and produce his own. On the long term he wants to open an electronic store since he has knowledge in that area.  This investment could get him started towards his talent.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    38.57 %
    Funded
    $270.00
    Backed
  • V. Stanley Spot

    Thomas sells soaps, dry goods and a variety of products. With only a $100 investment he was able to triple his sales in March of this year before the Covid lockdown. With a small additional investment, Thomas will expand his store to meet the community's growing need for building materials and improved sanitation. He anticipates that he will be able to hire four more workers and lend money to other families also hoping to grow their businesses.
    Buchanan, Liberia...