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Total loan: $700
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Mary

Ghana
Oda, Ghana / Food Market

A loan of $700 helped to buy stock of yam, onions, tomatoes, pepper and other spices.


Mary's story

Mary O. is a 40-year-old trader. She is divorced and a mother of three children. The eldest one is at the polytechnic while the rest are in senior high school. She trades in onions, tubers of yam, tomatoes, pepper, and other foods. She works from a tabletop in the local market of Akim Wenchi where she lives. She says that through this business she has endeavored to support all her children, at least through their secondary education. For some time now she has been facing challenges in her business due to inadequate funds. She requests the loan to enable her to buy increased stock of tomatoes, tubers of yam, onions, and pepper to grow her business. She hopes to increase her savings to support the education of her children and therefore to give them better futures and hope. Mary is convinced that when the loan is given to her she will be better equipped to expand her business. Mary belongs to a village bank called Nkwagyedom which literary means “Savior of the multitude or many.”


Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: April 16, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sinapi Aba Trust (SAT)

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: April 16, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sinapi Aba Trust (SAT)