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Total loan: $2,000
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Pentecost Group

Ghana
Bibiani, Ghana / Bakery

A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy baking materials like bags of flour, sugar, margarine, yeast and firewood, etc.


Pentecost Group's story

Ernestina is 45 years old. She is a divorced woman with three children. All her children are in school. She is a baker who has been using flour for her production for 20 years now. She bakes bread and retails it to her customers. She supplies it by herself in the market center to her customers and people also take bulk delivery of bread from her.

Ernestina's only problem now has to do with adequate funds to buy raw materials as prices are going up. She requests a loan to remain in business. With the loan she believes she can provide for her family and most especially her children's education.

She is the leader of a trust bank group called ‘Pentecost’. She is the one sitting 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 peer pressure to repay the loan.

In this group: Ernestina, Daniel, Thomas, Philomena, Atta, Solomon
*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)