A loan of $500 helped to buy provisions.


Ellen's story

Ellen, 43 years old, is married and has three children who are all currently in school. Ellen lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a touristy coastal community in the central region of Ghana. The major occupation of the local people is fishing.

Ellen is a merchant. She runs a provisions store by the roadside in the community. She procures her goods from Accra. According to Ellen, she has been in business for over twenty years and wants a loan to buy goods in bulk to increase her stock.


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