March 20, 2016
The Liberia Entrepreneurial and Asset Development Inc (LEAD), CLC Book Store, National Leadership Institute and Providence Baptist Church have concluded a 5-day pastors’ submit under the theme: “LEADING IN A TIME OF TRANSITION”.
The is the third leadership submit hosted by LEAD and CLC Book Store with different themes, with the most recent, In 2015, coded on the theme: “Extraordinary Leadership In Difficult Times,” a
3-day leadership training and video cast refresher which brought together over three hundred participants from various churches across the country. Read more
January 29, 2016
With agriculture being the engine for nation building and Liberia no exception, and with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s State of the Nation address reinforcing this focus, LEAD is bringing increasing vigor to its already established empowerment scheme for local farmers. Read more
December 15, 2015
Microloans remain the foremost development engine for nation-building in the world with particularity to Africa and specificity to Liberia.
With it's quest to create a middle class through micro loans, LEAD toured Monrovia to acquaint itself with its clients’ businesses on December 1,
2015 with its regional partnership manager for West Africa, Jeremiah Yongo. Read more
Sept. 23, 2015
The Liberia Entrepreneurial and Asset Development Inc (LEAD), the National Leadership Institute, and the CLC Bookstore-- in collaboration with the Providence Baptist Church—today started a
three-day leadership training and video cast refresher under the theme: “Extraordinary Leadership In Difficult Times”. Read more
July 30, 2015
The resurgence of the Ebola virus, with five cases discovered in Margibi County in recent weeks, has not stopped clients of the Liberia Entrepreneurial and Asset Development Inc (LEAD), from adhering to their loans repaying benchmarks.
One such agro-group that completed its loan repayment scheme of US$1,900 on July 29, 2015 is the Voinjama Vodwoped Agriculture Group led by chairperson, Deddeh
Kollie. Read more
June 26, 2015
In support of effort to improve Liberia’s agro-sector, USAID-FED donated six Yamaha motorbikes to LEAD to assist its operations across Liberia.
The handover ceremony was marked by ribbon cutting and viewing of the bikes, and was graced by partners from Edu-Care, USADF, USAID-FED and USAID-FED’s Chief of Party, Agnes Luz who performed the
task of cutting the ribbon. Read more
March 24, 2015
Commercial farming is a new phenomenon in Liberia’s agriculture sector as small holder farmers have historically been content with subsistence farming and had difficulty accessing money from commercial banks. Faced with this difficulty, the Liberia Entrepreneurial Asset Development (LEAD) and the USAID Food and Enterprise Development Program for Liberia (USAID FED) have partnered to provide financial assistance to farming organizations aimed at increasing local productions. Read more
March 4, 2015
The Liberia Entrepreneurial and Asset Development Inc (LEAD) on 3, March 2015 signed for 6 motorcycles as gift from USAID-FED.
The motorcycles are intended to enhance LEAD’s workings in its areas of operations as its aim to create access to finance for Liberian farmers. Read more
February 10, 2015
The Liberia Entrepreneurial and Asset Development (LEAD), in the wake of the Ebola crisis, continues to create a world without poverty through the empowerment of local farmers aimed at creating small and middle class enterprises across Liberia.
“LEAD has been a great help to us since we started partnership through its loan disbursement scheme, some of us have more than one farms, this is a good initiative for us because this is our only source of living,” Ishmael Bah, secretary general of the United Farmers Association (UFA) said. Read more
October 6, 2014
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). Read more
October 2, 2014
Johnson Harris of the United Famers Association (UFA) can tell you something about the importance of timing. He bought cabbage seeds back in August 2013 several months before Liberia’s best cabbage growing season around December. It came time to plant; he held an advantage over his fellow farmers who at the time couldn’t afford the better cabbage seeds. Read more
September 29, 2014
Monrovia, Montserrado County
This week The Liberia Entrepreneurial & Asset Development LEAD Inc, a local microfinance institution is engage in training of Liberian entrepreneurs, especially farmers in six of Liberia’s fifteen counties. LEAD Inc educates farmers on how to use the skill acquire from the training in managing their small businesses currently in six counties of the country.
The NGO over the years, has trained, developed individuals and groups that are involved in small business, especially farmers in six of the fifteen counties with intention of expanding beyond. Read more
September 26, 2014
The Liberia Entrepreneurial and Assets Development Inc (LEAD), on Wednesday last, signed a grant of US$250,000.00 from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) to continue its assets development program to Liberian farmers.
LEAD Donates to Ebola Quarantine Homes
The Liberia Entrepreneurial and Asset Development Inc (LEAD), in response to the Ebola fight, donated food and Ebola preventive material to three quarantine communities in Monrovia.
October 21, 2014
In an effort to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, which remains a challenge in West Africa, especially to Liberia’s economic growth, the Liberia Entrepreneurial and Asset Development Inc (LEAD), has joined a community door-to-door Ebola awareness campaign. Read more
June 27, 2014
In 2003, a group of women in Neemgbein, Nimba County formed the "Menelehkoyee" farming group, deciding that it was time to leave the “mat for mattress” as it is commonly said in Liberia. Many of the women were widows and share the past marked by Liberia’s 14 year of civil turmoil. In early 2013, the group approached LEAD. Read more
March 17, 2011
On February 18 & 19 almost 300 entrepreneurs from ten different countries met at Monrovia City Hall for two days of LEAD’s 4thAnnual Conference entitled Africa’s Marketplace Revolution.
The conference’s focus was to promote discussion and learning about the economic value-add chain in three main areas: agricultural food production, food processing, and the service and retail industry. Twelve workshops – four for each sector – were organized, and well received. Click here to download the workshop presentations.
May 8, 2010
On Tuesday, April 6 2010, LEAD Board and staff celebrated the arrival of LEAD’s new Toyota Land Cruiser jeep in a ceremony held outside Providence Baptist Church. After explaining the significance of this new vehicle, the Chairman of the Board Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves handed over the keys to LEAD National Director Allen F. Gweh, who announced “This new jeep is really going to enable us to operate smoothly." Read more
March 5, 2010
Isaiah Teah sets his cell to speakerphone and leans in to make himself heard more clearly. Outside, workers shovel sand off the back of a dump truck as he prepares to begin his second mentoring phone call.
“The plan of the business is to grow large and be able to serve the public and then have branches at strategic areas where I will be able to do my business better. I have a few questions for you and I have some things that I have trouble with in the business and I need you to please help me, to give me some ideas, because there are some things that I apply but that are still not easy for me.” Read more
July 16, 2009
In the last week, LEAD has disbursed loans to clients in Grand Bassa, Bong, and Nimba Counties, and will disburse to clients in Montserrado County in the next week. Loans are being given to graduates of LEAD’s two training programs, the Nehemiah Empowerment Initiative (NEI) and the Providence Empowerment Initiative (PEI). Read more
May 25, 2009
Vision Trip. Business as Mission. Micro-finance. Kingdom Business. These were some of the buzz words that I used when asking friends and family to support me on a recent mission trip to Liberia. What the words actually meant, and how they applied to me, remained to be seen."
James Nowell, one of LEAD's partners in North America, reflects on his visit to Liberia for the LEAD 2nd Annual Conference. Read more
May 20, 2009
LEAD's Grand Bassa network held its Quarterly Conference for clients, staff and guests on May 19. The keynote speaker was a representative from Ecobank, and a special honoring ceremony was held for clients who had completed repayment of their first loans. Additionally, a new approach to cell groups - Small Business Associations - was launched. Read more
April 28, 2009
In April 2009, LEAD expanded into a forth of Liberia's fifteen counties. Nimba County is located in the eastern highlands of Liberia, and is the second most populous county in the country. Read more