Lutheran Church Takes Ebola Awareness To Bong, Lofa


The fight against the Ebola Virus in Liberia continues to receive support from international partners including Actalliance Liberia Forum through Lutheran Church in Liberia (LCL) and Lutheran Development Service in Liberia (LDS) national and non-governmental organizations operating in Liberia. Continue reading “Lutheran Church Takes Ebola Awareness To Bong, Lofa”

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USAID Commits L$2.5m For Liberian Farmers


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Farmers harvesting rice in Liberia, the country’s staple food

The United States Agency for International Development Food and Enterprise Development (USAID FED) Program for Liberia and Liberian Entrepreneurial & Asset Development (LEAD) microfinance institution are teaming up to finance Liberian farmers and small agribusinesses with a second round of loans worth $2.5mn Liberian Dollars (approximately $29,500 USD).

In November 2013, USAID FED and LEAD facilitated loans worth $1.6mn LD to 120 farmers who used the money to expand farmlands, purchase agriculture inputs and expand marketing channels. After the 6 month term, 96% of the loans were paid back in full, proving that farmers can use extra capital effectively and pay back loans on time. Continue reading “USAID Commits L$2.5m For Liberian Farmers”