A loan of $1,350 helped a member purchase hair pomade, etc.

Awurade Nsesa Da Trust Bank Group's story

Grace is a 39-year-old married woman with 4 children ranging in age from 6 to 21 years old. Her husband is currently unemployed thus making her the sole breadwinner for the home. Grace describes herself as hard-working.

Grace has been a hairdresser for the past 10 years. In addition to her hairdressing business, Grace also sells food items such as rice and stew. Grace will use the loan to buy hair pomades and rice. She hopes to eventually expand her hairdressing business from a kiosk (a small wooden store) to a container store which will give her business more exposure. Grace would also like to help her children get an education.

Grace is the leader of the group named 'Awurade Nsesa Da', which means “God Never Changes” in Twi, the most common language spoken in Ghana. There are 6 members in this group. The other group members are involved in the retail business, selling groceries, 'kenkey' (maize balls), gari (cassava couscous) and beans. 'Kenkey' and 'gari' are traditional Ghanaian foods. 'Kenkey' is a maize-based starchy ball that is usually eaten with pepper and fried fish.

In this group: Doris, Abena, Grace, Akua*, Fracisca, Abena
*not pictured

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