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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

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Initiatives

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Projects

CII Liberia Initiative - Projects

  • 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...
    36.95 %
    Funded
    $24,015.00
    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...
    26.06 %
    Funded
    $4,600.00
    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...
    41 %
    Funded
    $1,025.00
    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 as 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...
    6 %
    Funded
    $150.00
    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...
    7.2 %
    Funded
    $360.00
    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 %
    Funded
    $150.00
    Backed
  • Cecelia's Tailoring and Fabric

    Cecelia is a wonderful seamstress, dress and fabric designer. Before the Coronavirus, with a small investment, she was able to increase her sales by 40%. When Covid hit, she was contracted to make masks and continues to do that. As the lockdown eases she plans to start to grow her business again by purchasing more materials and sewing machines.
    Paynesville, Liberia...
    16.84 %
    Funded
    $165.00
    Backed
  • Heavy Weight Block Factory

    Tamba David has a successful block making business that is surviving the covid lockdown.  Now that things are getting better with your investment he can continue to grow his business and create more jobs.  After a small investment from CII he was able to grow his sales by 50% in less than one month before the Coronavirus lockdown happened.  He has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and hopes to one day own the biggest block factory in Liberia, creating more jobs and helping the community.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    31.43 %
    Funded
    $275.00
    Backed
  • Irene's Cook and Bowl Shop

    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...
    104.4 %
    Funded
    $261.00
    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
  • Shine Barber Shop

    Alphonso is an ambitious 29-year-old who before the lockdown was able to triple his business with a small investment from CII.  Now that the lockdown is not as bad he is seeking capital to expand his barber shop to a larger location where he can grow his customer base. He opened his current shop in 2014, which has been quite successful, but must expand to keep pace with customer demand.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    35.56 %
    Funded
    $160.00
    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
  • T. Sumo Misc Goods Business

    Theresa sells dried fish but is also a baker. With a small investment she was able to purchase other goods to sell and more than doubled her business income. There is demand for her goods and with an investment she can grow her business.  Her talent is singing and wants to start a singing group.  She also wants to help others with their business..
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    40 %
    Funded
    $120.00
    Backed
  • Tonia Business Center

    Tonia sells rubber dishes, tomato, sugar and other products. Before the Coroavirus lock down and before an investment she earned a little over $30 monthly. With a small investment she increased her sales five fold in a month. She wants to continue to grow her business with additional investments.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    38.46 %
    Funded
    $50.00
    Backed
  • Vick’s Cleaning Supply

    Victoria is a hard-working entrepreneur, pastor, and mother of four. She is seeking funding to get thru the Covid crisis and again expand her business, producing chloral, body gel, shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap, and bleach in large enough quantities to sell wholesale. She is the primary provider of her family and mother needing care in Ghana.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    40 %
    Funded
    $170.00
    Backed
  • God is One Fish & Baking

    Theresa has a fishing business and is in the baking business as well. With a small investment she increased her meager $20 monthly income more than ten fold. She is now confident she can significantly grow her business.  Additional investments will let her expand the business, building an oven for her bread and a drier for the fish.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    33 %
    Funded
    $165.00
    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...
    35.56 %
    Funded
    $320.00
    Backed
  • Patience's Shine Beauty Salon

    With a little more money, Patience will be able to purchase new hair products, hire more employees, and continue expanding her business. With an investment from CII, she was able to increase her business by almost 70%.  She is also a supportive mother of seven and plans to spend her extra income on a generator for light and to help with her children's tuition.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    28.33 %
    Funded
    $170.00
    Backed
  • Hawa Sheriff Materials Store

    Hawa told our project that she could double or triple her income if she got a small investment so that she could buy the goods she sells in bulk. In March she got a $100 investment and that month she more than tripled her income! Though hampered by the Covid lockdown, she has now added more products and in July her sales had grown by 455% from before our investment.  She needs further investment to continue to grow her business, create jobs for her family and if she finishes her home her entire family will save on rent.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    44 %
    Funded
    $220.00
    Backed
  • Diggs Medicine Store

    Nelson provides ESSENTIAL LIFE SAVING MEDICATIONS and first aid supplies for the community.  With a small investment in March he grew his sales by 344%.  This is an essential business and needs investments.  It can also continue to grow to help the community with your investment.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    68 %
    Funded
    $170.00
    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
  • Own Your Own Provisions

    Sando is a driven shopkeeper and vegetable grower who would like to expand her table shop to become a mini provision shop.  She knows how to use your investment.  In March with a small investment from CII she increased her sales by 350%.  She wants to increase her vegetable cultivation and has make it thru the lockdown. As her life improves she will invest in both her family and the wider community.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    37.78 %
    Funded
    $170.00
    Backed
  • Fundamentals of Computer Technology

    Elijah D.F. Kplawere is a talented father of three (with one on the way!), skilled in computer operations, hardware repair, graphic designing, software installations, and basic tutoring. His company, Fundamental of Computer Technology, is a computer repair, desktop publishing and computer networking business. With the initial CII investment Elijah's business has grown 686% and he has two employees.  With additional investment, Elijah aims to expand his business's locations, improve in-house equipment, and provide educational and employment opportunities for those in his community.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    24.55 %
    Funded
    $135.00
    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
  • Felecia Business Center

    Felecia is a hardworking business woman with a keen business sense.  In March she got a small investment and was able to grow her business by 25% before the Covid lockdown made her close things.  Now as the restrictions are lifting she hopes that soon she can again travel to Guinea to buy goods and expand her business.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    35.56 %
    Funded
    $320.00
    Backed
  • God Will Provide - Fresh Fishermans market

    John Mensah is a knowledgeable fisherman that wants to larger scale fishing. With a $100 investment he was able to increase his business income by 170% before the Coronavirus hit. He wants an investment to purchase better fishing equipment for his family business. This will allow him to increase his profitability and reinvest the earnings into his kids' education and other local businesses.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    32.56 %
    Funded
    $280.00
    Backed
  • Harlandsville Wood Workshop

    Emmanuel is a very creative, talented furniture maker. He has a great reputation and wants to grow his business. With a small investment of $100 in March he was able to grow his sales by 90%. By July in spite of the lockdown he was able to grow his sales by 128%.  With further investment, he will continue this growth, create more jobs and also train young people in the art of furniture making
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    38.57 %
    Funded
    $270.00
    Backed
  • Enterprise Electronic Business Center

    Mohamed wants to expand his Electronic business, by opening a newly constructed electronic store and buying phones in bulk for example, Samsung, Tecno, Itel phones, Sim cards, batteries for the phones, blue tooth chargers, etc. He is prepared to expand his business when the lock down is lifted.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    49.47 %
    Funded
    $470.00
    Backed
  • God Goodness Kitchen & Dry Goods

    Beatrice sells beautiful rubber and ceramic dishes and other goods. She plans on expanding her sales area in the outdoor market. With a small investment she was able to buy wholesale in bulk and in one month more than tripled her income.  Any additional investment will help her get to the better market place and significantly grow her business.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    20 %
    Funded
    $120.00
    Backed
  • God's Will Provision shop

    Ruth sells garlic, coal and red oil. Her sister sells used clothes. With a small investment they more than tripled their sales. With your investment they will continue to grow.  In the future they plan to build their own shop and expand the goods they sell.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
    28 %
    Funded
    $70.00
    Backed