With God Group
Mildred is a 35-year-old married woman with three children. She has been selling beads and slippers for five years. She supports her husband in taking care of the children by moving door-to-door to sell her goods. She wants to improve her business, and most of what she earns goes to family expenses. Therefore, she is applying for a loan of GHS 1,000 from ID-Ghana in order to buy more goods.
She will save part of her profit and also invest back part after she finishes repayment of the loan.
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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