News & Events

Sept 4, 2017

Gibi, Kakata Farmers to Benefit from LRD 1.6 M

 

Farmer groups in Gibi and Kakata districts in Margibi County--under the project Liberia Ebola Recovery which promotes access to resources for the most vulnerable--is set to benefit from LRD One Million Six Hundred Eighty Thousands (1,680,000).  Read more

March 20, 2016

Lead, CLC End Pastor's Summit

 

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

March 18, 2016

Lead, Others Begin Pastor's Summit

 

The Liberia Entrepreneurial and Asset Development Inc (LEAD), CLC Book Store, National Leadership Institute and Providence Baptist Church has  began a 5-day  Pastors’ Submit  and video cast under the theme: “LEADING IN A TIME OF TRANSITION”. Read more

January 29, 2016

LEAD Endorses New Agro-Dream

 

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

Lead Helps Build Liberia's Middle Class

 

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

LEAD Kicks Off Leadership Summit

 

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

Lofa County Farmers Complete Agriculture Loan Repayment

 

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

LEAD Enjoys Partnership, Gets Transportation Boost from USAID-FED 

 

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

June 24, 2015

Lofa Farmers Repay Loans

 

Commercial farming is becoming a new phenomenon in Liberia’s agriculture sector as small holder farmers have historically been content with subsistent farming.  Read more

March 24, 2015

LEAD Partners with USAID-FED on Loan Intervention for Farmers

 

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

LEAD Receives Motorbikes From USAID-FED


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

Harvesting Rice on LEAD's Research Farm
Harvesting Rice on LEAD's Research Farm

February 10, 2015

LEAD Continues to Expand Empowerment Scheme

 

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

February 6, 2015

LEAD Expands Agriculture Program to Lofa County

 

Amidst the Ebola fight, the Liberia Entrepreneurial and Asset Development (LEAD), has continued to extend its financial empowerment program--this time to Lofa County with an aim to empower Liberia’s agribusiness sector. Read more

Hoop House Construction, LEAD Research Farm
Hoop House Construction, LEAD Research Farm

October 6, 2014

Farmers Repay Loans at 96% and Receive Second Round Financing Worth $2.5M LD

 

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

Small Amounts of Financing Earn Big Rewards for Vegetable Farmers

 

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

Hot Pepper Seedlings
Hot Pepper Seedlings

September 29, 2014

Press Release - LEAD Begins Training Farmers in Six Counties 

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

LEAD Awarded US$250,000 Grant by USADF

 

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. 

Read more

October 22,2014

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.

LEAD Nat'l Director, Allen Gweh in pictorial with some recipients in the Thinkers' Village

October 21, 2014

LEAD Joins Door-to-Door Ebola Campaign

 

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

Menlehkoyee Business

Profiles

 

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

Africa's Marketplace Revolution

 

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

Recent Growth at LEAD, Thanks to USADF Grant

 

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

Isaiah Teah, on location at his block factory outside Monrovia.
Isaiah Teah, on location at his block factory outside Monrovia.

March 5, 2010

Mentoring Relationships offer Business Growth in Liberia

 

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

Comdel Media technician at work at Yamah's Braids.
Comdel Media technician at work at Yamah's Braids.

July 29, 2009

LEAD begins production on short film

 

In collaboration with a local Liberian production company Comdel Media, LEAD has begun production of a short 5-minute film featuring client Yamah Juasemai.   Watch film here 

Weedor Kollie one of many beneficiaries of loans disbursed by LEAD in July.
Weedor Kollie one of many beneficiaries of loans disbursed by LEAD in July.

July 16, 2009

Loan disbursement takes place in 4 counties

 

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

Reflections on Returning from Liberia

 

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

LEAD clients who completed repayment of their 1st loans were honored at the Quarterly Conference in Buchanan, May 19, 2009
LEAD clients who completed repayment of their 1st loans were honored at the Quarterly Conference in Buchanan, May 19, 2009

May 20, 2009

LEAD Quarterly Conference takes place in Buchanan

 

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

LEAD expands operations into Nimba County

 

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

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