Total loan: $400


Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana / Food

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A loan helped To buy more grocery products like cartons of assorted drinks, bags of sugar, etc.

Afia's story

Afia P. is 32 years old. She is divorced and has one child. She is divorced because her husband used to beat her. Her son is 14 years old, and he is now in the first year in the junior high school. She owns and operates a grocery shop and sells items like sugar, vegetable oil, bottled water, skim powdered milk and biscuits in her neighborhood at Apatrapa, a suburb of Kumasi. She lives in a typical Ghanaian home where there are lots of occupants. Such houses are called compound houses and there is no privacy. With the loan, she wants to purchase more crates of assorted drinks, bags of sugar, cartons of vegetable oil, boxes of biscuits and more to increase her inventory. She hopes to grow her savings to support her son in school. She believes with her five years of experience she would be able to make good use of the loan. Afia belongs to a village bank called ‘Adwenpa’ which means "good mind". She hopes to receive GH500 to stock her inventory. This would enable her to save more in taking care of the household.