For more information about these and other opportunities, please fill out the form below, or contact the LEAD National Office (in Liberia) or our affiliate Partners Worldwide (in North America).
Business owners in Liberia
If you are a small or micro-business owner in Liberia, it is our mission to help you grow your business! We do this through business skill trainings, microfinance loans and ongoing mentoring relationships. Read more about our programs here, and contact your local LEAD office in order to register.
LEAD currently operates in Bong, Grand Bassa & Montserrado Counties and is in the process of expanding in Nimba County. We hope to begin work in additional counties in the coming year.
Business owners in Liberia & North America
LEAD’s strategy for helping our client businesses grow has three stages: training, microfinance savings and loan program and ongoing mentoring. A mentoring relationship develops between the LEAD staff and each client as they progress through our training programs, and then proceed to manage their loans.
However as our clients’ businesses grow, and as the strongest business owners graduate from LEAD’s loan program to bank loans, LEAD recognizes the need for more intentional, long-term mentoring relationships between a client and another business owner who is established and successful. Through visits, emails and phone calls regarding the challenges and realities of managing a business, we believe that strong mentor relationships play a critical role in helping our clients address challenges and weaknesses, push past barriers to growth and envision the future for their businesses.
LEAD currently has the capacity to facilitate mentoring relationships between our clients and mentors in Liberia or North America. Contact our
staff in North America or Liberia for more information.
Individuals, churches & foundations, in Liberia and around the world
Since 2005, LEAD has flourished through the generosity of individuals, churches, and various agencies and foundations, in Liberia and North America. In response to demand from new counties in Liberia and an opportunity to expand into agriculture, LEAD continues to expand and grow, and accordingly has been working to expand our funding structure and support base. Please contact us if you would like more information about supporting the mission of LEAD in this way.
For more info about how LEAD is funded and plans for long-term sustainability, please visit our FAQs page here or contact us.
Individuals & churches, in Liberia and around the world
LEAD’s one-day, annual conference takes place each February in Monrovia, Liberia's capital city. This event brings together LEAD's clients from across Liberia, LEAD's staff and Board, North American affiliates and partners, Liberian business owners who are new to LEAD, government officials and local NGOs. The annual conference is a great way to learn more about LEAD, meet our clients, and connect to the LEAD network.
Visit here for more details about last year's conference, or contact us for more information about LEAD and affiliate events in Liberia and North America.
Please contact us for more information about these and other opportunities to get involved in LEAD's mission. We would love to hear from you!