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Total loan: $600
Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana / Food
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Esther's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped To expand her inventory by purchasing additional stocks of food (e.g., cassava, plantains, maize, and beans).
Esther D. is a 51-year-old married woman with four children, all of whom are in school. For a living, she sells foodstuffs such as cassava, plantains, and maize in the local market of Ashaiman, where she lives. Having sold such foodstuffs for the past eight years, she has gained a lot of business experience and has developed a loyal customer base. Esther notes that she is an overachiever, and that her goal is to save enough money so that she can provide her kids with a quality education and so that they can have a bright future. To that end, she is now seeking a loan to meet her customers' demands by purchasing an additional stock of cassava, plantains, maize, beans, etc. She is a member of the community group known as the Angel Trust Group. In this group, members guarantee each other's loans as social collateral (i.e., if one member does not promptly repay her portion of the loan, then the other members are responsible for curing the arrears), and they provide support for one another to repay their respective loans. She notes that she does not sell any goods on days when her group meets, and that her picture was taken during her group meeting. She would be grateful for any assistance provided.