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Total loan: $1,825
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Nyame Tumi So Group

Ghana
Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy more raw materials like bags of maize, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood.


Nyame Tumi So Group's story

Anna is a food vendor selling kenkey with fried fish and pepper spices. She sells kenkey in the mornings, afternoons and in the evenings. Kenkey is prepared from milled maize grains, cooked and eaten with hot pepper and fried fish. She has many customers since many Ghanaians enjoy kenkey as breakfast, lunch and supper.

Anna is 53 years old, divorced and the mother of three kids. All her children are girls and they are all traders in the community market. Anna is very resourceful in the provision of food and payment of bills for her family. She wants to use this loan to buy more raw materials like bags of maize, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood. She hopes to increase her savings to support her business output.

Anna is the leader of a trust bank group called ‘Nyame tumi so’ which means ‘God power is great’. She is the one in the middle in the group photograph. Most of the members of this group are petty traders, food vendors and/or farmers. In this group, members guarantee for one another as social collateral to access the loan, and there is peer pressure to repay the loan.

In this group: Anna, Theresa, Rose , Georgina, Cecilia
*not pictured


Loan details

Loan length:

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

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Loan details

Loan length:

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