Rosemary is a 44-year-old underwear seller who is married to Samuel, a 47-year-old businessman. They are blessed with four children, all in school. She has been doing her business for five years now. She hawks from Mondays through to Saturdays. She has been with ID Ghana for the past year and is doing very well with her business, thanks to ID Ghana’s training on savings – without it she would not have made it this far. This is her third loan and she needs 700 cedis (GHS) to buy more clothing to sell to her customers.
Both members need a total amount of 1,200 GHS to buy more goods to sell to their customers in the community.
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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