Vida is a happy and hardworking woman who is 50 years old. She is married to a 56-year-old painter and they have one child. She has been selling foodstuffs and charcoal for 5 years now. She started selling on a table; this is her first loan and she intends to gather enough capital to own a kiosk where she has all her goods secured.
This is the group's first loan and Vida is requesting a loan amount of 300 Ghana cedis to buy foodstuffs and charcoal to supply to her customers. She says "thanks to ID-Ghana, our businesses have improved because we have capital through the help of ID Ghana to invest into work. This way we can pay off the loan and also improve conditions for our families."
Vida and Patricia need a total amount of 600 Ghana cedis to buy and sell more to their customers. They are carrying some of the items on their heads in the photograph.
About ID GhanaID Ghana is a microfinance NGO that provides financial and social services to underserved urban communities in Accra. ID Ghana’s socially-oriented business model provides clients with a number of social services, including financial literacy training, group discussions led by peer educators on health and nutrition education, child schooling, basic medical services, and counseling and legal services for women victims of violence.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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