A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy more bales of used clothing and soap.

Yesu Tease Group's story

Philomena, a 28-year-old petty trader, is divorced with one son. Currently her child is in school. She is a very resourceful mother whose hard effort brings livelihood to her home. She is a used clothing and soap seller. Selling used clothing is a very big market in Ghana as brand-new clothes are very expensive for the economically active poor. Therefore selling of used clothing has created a market for many women.

Philomena has been in this business for the past two years. She wants to use the loan to buy more bales of used clothing and detergent to increase her inventory. She believes this loan would help her save for her child's future and also to rent a store.

She is the leader of a trust bank group called ‘Yesu Tease’ which literary means 'God lives'. She is the one sitting in front 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 peer pressure to repay the loan.

In this group: Philomena, Gladys, Victoria, Theresa, Janet

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