Felicia, the leader, is the 39-year-old proprietor and foodstuff seller (plantain). She is married to Patrick, a 45-year-old business man. They have two children. She has been doing this for the past 8 years.
On the 17th November, 2011, she took her first loan of GHS 350. Through her dedication and seriousness in her business, she has been able to build up trust with ID Ghana. Now on her 6th loan, she is requesting an amount of GHS 1,500 to help her boost the business and to satisfy her customers in and around the community.
The two members together need a total of GHS 2,000 to buy more goods to sell to their respective 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
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