A loan of $1,125 helped a member to purchase a mortar drilling machine.

Afriyie Trust Bank Group's story

George is currently the group leader of "Afriyie" Trust bank Group which is made up of 3 members. George is clearly a hard worker. He drills mortar and sells to households in the local market together with pestles. Mortar and pestle are local tools for the preparation of “fufu”, a very popular dish in Ghana happily enjoyed by many people.

George carves mortar from a piece of thick stemmed wood. He plans to use the loan to purchase additional wood drilling machines to enable him carve more mortar and improve his income. George possesses about 25 year’s of hands on experience mortar carving and pestle making. He is also a hard working farmer.

George is married to a woman who is a farmer and together they have two children. He lives with his family in Berekum, northern part of Ghana. Above all, he hopes to increase his savings to acquire his own accommodation. As the leader of the group, he ensures that all members attend meetings and submit their repayments.

In this group: George, Mary, Esther

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