A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy sewing supplies to increase her output and efficiency.

Ehen Bi Apuei Group's story

Mary is 40 years old. She is married and the mother of three children. All of her children are in school thanks to the proceeds from her business. Mary is a seamstress and has been sewing for twenty years now. She is a specialist in female wears, and her skills and designs are of class. She sews a variety of styles which give her customers a new look, including kids school uniforms, church attire, kaba and slit, wedding dresses and funeral clothes. She would like to use the requested loan money to buy sewing supplies such as linen, thread and thimbles in order to increase her output and efficiency. Through her dedication and hard work she now has six apprentices; the quality training she provides will benefit them in their future endeavours. Mary hopes to increase her savings to provide her children with quality education. She needs the loan for the Christmas season so she will be able to increase her profits thanks to the increase in customer demand for dresses during this festive time.

Mary is the leader of a trust bank group called ‘Ehen Bi Apuei’. She is the one standing in the middle in the group photograph. Most of the members of this group are petty traders, food vendors and farmers. In this group, members act as guarantors for one another, providing social collateral to access the loan and peer pressure to repay it. The group would be grateful for your assistance.

In this group: Mary, Comfort, Gladys, Sussana, Margaret

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