Posts in Category: Liberia

Two IESC Field-Based Staff Members Earn University Degrees  

24-Feb-2016 Categories: Gender Liberia Our Impact Youth
Jackie Howard (left) and Caroline Flowers (right) pose with their BBA diplomas. In 2012, Caroline Flowers and Jackie Howard spotted a flyer at their university—a flyer that... read more

In Liberia, Locally-Produced Furniture Gets a Financial Boost  

17-Feb-2016 Categories: Liberia Our Impact

Emmanuel Wesley Sr. is determined to dispel the long-held notion that Liberia doesn’t produce good quality home and office furniture.

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With Access to Credit, Liberian Manufacturer Meets Farmers’ Demand for Agricultural Machinery 

11-Feb-2016 Categories: Liberia Our Impact

From his garage under a shade tree in the central Liberian town Gbarnga, Benedict Sampson applied for another loan, a loan he didn’t get because he couldn’t afford the bank’s repayment terms. Then Sampson got connected with USAID’s Investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX), which works with both banks and borrowers to increase access to finance for small and medium businesses in Liberia.

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New Signed Agreement Will Connect Liberian Farmers with Credit 

02-Nov-2015 Categories: Liberia Press Releases
USAID and Afriland First Bank sign agreement to increase agricultural lending in Liberia MONROVIA — In a signing ceremony on Tuesday, October 13, at the Mamba Point Hotel, representatives from the USAID mission in Liberia ... read more

Plans Advance for Liberia's First National Business Development Center 

14-Oct-2015 Categories: Liberia Press Releases
Liberia is one step closer to having a national business development center for small businesses, following the completion of a feasibility report and business plan. From left: Samba Kawa... read more

IBEX Program Helping to Keep Liberian Economy Running During Ebola Crisis 

Access to finance is crucial for local businesses at this challenging time
15-Oct-2014 Categories: Liberia Press Releases

While the Ebola virus spreads through West Africa, a USAID program that aims to improve the lending environment has been continuing to work hard to keep the Liberian economy moving by facilitating essential loans for local businesses.

“Now more than ever, Liberian businesses need access to finance to enable them to operate, to pay suppliers, and to help their businesses through these difficult times."

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IBEX Program Receives National Award in Liberia 

25-Jul-2014 Categories: Liberia Press Releases
Liberia's Golden Image award honors organizations that have made selfless contributions to peace and humanity On July 16, the Liberia Investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX)... read more

A Refugee and Entrepreneur 

12-Dec-2013 Categories: Liberia Our Impact
Keffa Bua Eloi fled the Ivory Coast several years ago to escape from civil war and instability. As an Ivorian refugee in Liberia he had to find means to support himself. Mr. Eloi wanted to buy his own enterprise to the... read more

IBEX Chief of Party Featured in Liberian Entrepreneurs Summit Co-sponsored by Forbes Magazine 

06-Nov-2013 Categories: Liberia Press Releases
IESC's Watchen Bruce attends the 2013 Liberia Entrepreneurial Exchange. Sponsored by Forbes Magazine and the Liberian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, this business summit brought international philanthropists and... read more

Expansion Program (IBEX) Working Together to Break Down Access to Finance Barriers  

04-Nov-2013 Categories: Liberia Press Releases
A new article on Building Markets discusses ow Building Market’s Factor Finance for Procurement and Investing for Business Expansion Program are working together to break down barriers to finance. Click to read the... read more
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