Twer Nyame Group
Comfort has been a farmer for the past decade. She grows oranges, limes, sugarcane and coconuts on a nine-acre farm and now has a contractual agreement with a local company who will buy her crops wholesale. Comfort also bakes and sells bread to supplement the income she gets from her agricultural business.
During the wet season, the rain makes it difficult for Comfort to work on the farm, and is especially damaging to the sugarcane and oranges. A recent epidemic has also destroyed her coconut crops. In addition to the harsh natural conditions, Comfort also faces a challenge in meeting the high cost of transporting her oranges because they are grown on a piece of land that is further away.
In spite of all these difficulties, Comfort is determined to expand her business. A loan will allow her to purchase seeds and cover the transport and labor costs for weeding, pruning and harvesting her crops. Comfort thanks all her micro-lenders for their generous financial support.
More information about this loan
This loan will allow ASA to reach a group of farmers mainly specializing in lime and orange growing in Ghana. Due to lack of funding for harvesting, farm clearing and transportation, farmers have in the past incurred huge losses with mature fruits going to waste. This loan will finance existing farmers with mature crops of lime and orange trees to pay for labor and transportation to the buyers/processors. ASA will collaborate with the farmers' association and create agreements with industrial juice processors to buy directly from the farmers and guarantee income for loan repayment. Repayments will be deducted from farmer harvest revenue and paid to ASA initiative directly. By supporting this loan you are providing opportunity to farmers in Ghana.
About ASA Initiative:ASA Initiative is a Micro Finance Institution based in Cape Coast, Ghana, and operating in the Central Region of Ghana.
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