The loan that they take out will benefit small entrepreneurs, one of whom is Susana. Susana says that she joined ID-Ghana due to an invitation from her friend, Comfort, who is a member of the institution. Currently, she has a business selling jewelry. She says that she launched this business on the recommendation of her sister-in-law, who worked in the same field before.
She needs a loan of 600 GHS to increase her capital by purchasing jewelry from the wholesale market and reselling it to her customers in Teshie township. She will get the jewelry from her sister-in-law, who is a wholesale supplier, and then will sell it in her sales space. This method of work allows her to generate income to keep up her home, as she is single with two children.
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.
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