A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy more stock of smoked fishes and dried fish.

Dr. Jesus Group's story

Abena started her fish business a year and half ago in a community market where she lives. She prepares and serves her customers with very tasty fish in the market and for that reason she is fun of many. She buys stocks of fish from Yeji in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. She is 35years old widowed and mother with two children. All the children are in school. She supports her children from the business proceeds. She depends on that for their food, school bills and sometimes their medical bills. She demands the loan to buy increased stock of assorted fishes to make increased sales and income to support her children education and business growth. She hopes to repay the loan on time. She always tries to save part of her profit for future eventualities.

She is the leader of a trust bank group called ‘Dr. Jesus’. She is the one sitting in the group photograph. Most of the members of this group are petty traders, hardware sellers, 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: Abena, Victoria, Akosua, Lydia, Ernestina, Ishak
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