A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy more raw materials like bags of maize, meat, fish, vegetables, and firewood.


Asomdwehene 1 Group's story

Rita is 32 years old and the group leader. She is married and the mother of three kids. She is a food vendor who prepares and sells kenkey in her neighborhood. Kenkey is prepared from milled maize grains, which are cooked and taken with hot pepper and fried fish. She has many customers since many Ghanaians enjoy kenkey at breakfast, lunch, and supper. In addition, she also sells raw food, such as bags of maize, at the market square. She has been selling kenkey for ten years now. She wants to use the loan to buy more raw materials like bags of maize, meat, fish, vegetables, and firewood. She hopes to raise more income to support her children - especially in their education.

She is the leader of a trust bank group called ‘Asomdwehene 1’ which literally means 'prince of peace.' 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 vouch for one another as social collateral to access the loan and apply peer pressure to repay the loan.

In this group: Rita, Adwoa, Abena, Constance, Grace, Martha, Benjiman


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