Mary is a 58-year-old married mother of one child. She has been selling 'koobi' (salted fish) at her residence for twenty years. Her child is at the high school level, he is 18 years old and sometimes he assists in the sale of items.
Mary is acquiring a loan amount of GHS 600 from Kiva's partner, ID-Ghana, to buy 'koobi' from the wholesale market to sell to customers. Mary is at the middle in the picture. As for Grace and Hannah, they sell drinks and comb-supply respectively.
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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