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A loan of $3,675 helped a member to purchase smoked fish in bulk.


Nyame Boa Yen Group's story

In addition to being a vibrant entrepreneur, Margaret is also a wife and mother of six children from age 3-23 years old who are pursuing an education at various levels. She is hard-working and resourceful on behalf of her family. She is married to a farmer and together they want to make sure they are financially able to support all their children through university education.

Margaret trades in smoked fish. Fish is a common and important protein source in most diets and lot of people prefer fish to meat. She buys assorted smoked fish from fish mongers in fishing areas and sells to households and food vendors in her community. She has operated this trade for the past 20 years. She now sells her fish to a new market of gold miners as well, which has enabled her to grow her customer base and expand her market.

Margaret is currently the leader of a trust bank group called “Nyame Boa Yen" (translated as 'God help us'), comprised of 11 members. The other members are also engaged in trade such as food selling, hair dressing, grocery sales, used clothes sales etc. They are the major breadwinners of their respective families and are requesting a loan to support their businesses. Their common dream is to be financially self-sustaining and to be able to support their children through quality education.

In this group: Margaret, Mariama, Felicia, Safiatu, Akua, Salamatu, Ramatu, Aisha, Theresa, Abiba, Ayishetu


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