A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy bulk fish.

Agyenkwa Group's story

Mary is 45 and is married with seven children, all of whom are in school. Mary started her fish business thirteen years ago. Many people buy from her in the market place in her town. She prepares and serves her customers very tasty fish and for that reason she is a favorite of many. She buys stocks of fish from Yeji in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. She wants a loan to buy increased stocks of assorted fresh fishes, in order to have increased sales and income to support her children's education and her business growth. In the photograph she is the one sitting second from the right, in the brown dress.

She is the leader of a trust bank group called ‘Agyenkwa’, which literally means Saviour. Most of the members of this group are petty traders, food vendors and/or farmers. They request the loan to upgrade their business to increase sales. In this group, members guarantee for one another as social collateral to access the loan and for peer pressure to repay the loan.

In this group: Mary, Agnes, Sakina, Agnes

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