Success Stories

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104 artisans and small business owners attending IBEX
presentation at the US Embassy during Global Business Entrepreneurship Week


Services and Assistance

1. Technical support and capacity building for SMEs to identify potential borrowers, support them in the loan process, and assist business planning and growth.

2. Technical support and capacity building for banks to train and coach bank staff on administration, management, and structuring specific to lending in seven sectors including the renewable energy and agriculture sectors in, as well as to introduce mechanisms and methodologies to promote proactive, informed, and criteria-driven portfolio management.

3. Sustainability of program impact through business incubators, membership communities, and chambers of commerce, where mentoring and advisory support services are institutionalized through U.S. diaspora linkages.

IBEX News and Events

Connecting Liberian Farmers with Credit 


In a signing ceremony on Tuesday, October 13, at the Mamba Point Hotel, representatives from the USAID mission in Liberia and Afriland First Bank Liberia signed a risk-sharing agreement between the bank and USAID’s Development Credit Authority.

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National Business Development Center Update 

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. On Friday, September 25, more than... read more

Read the Latest Issue of the IBEX Newsletter 

The latest issue of the IBEX newsletter has critical program updates, including how the program has continued to provide services during the Ebola crisis. View the newsletter here. read more

IBEX Helping to Keep Liberian Economy Running
During Ebola Crisis


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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Results To Date

  • 310 Loan Consultations

  • $11 Million in Loan Applications Submitted

  • $3.3 Million in Loans Approved by USAID's Development Credit Authority Partner Banks


In the US:

Scott Bennett
Program Manager

In Liberia:

Watchen Bruce
Chief of Party