A loan of $2,400 helped a member to buy food stuffs like gari, plantain, beans etc.

Peace Group's story

Ophelia is 38 years old and married with two children who are both in school. She has been selling food for the past eight years to take care of her family. She sells gari with beans together with ripe plantain in the community school.

Gari and beans is enjoyed by many Ghanaians because it contains lots of protein and it is also affordable. (Gari is fried grated cassava root.)

Ophelia's business is doing well because of her good relationships with people. She wants a loan to restock her inventory of gari, plantain, beans, charcoal, red oil and so on. It is also her dream to save more from her business proceeds in order to take care of the children's schooling.

She is the leader of a trust bank group called ‘Peace’. She is the one sitting in the group photograph. Most of the members of this group are petty traders, food vendors etc. 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: Ophelia, Abena, Akosua, Ama, Yaa, Sarah
*not pictured

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