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Total loan: $1,850
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Me Som Trust Bank Group

Ghana
Berekum, Ghana / Charcoal Sales

A loan of $1,850 helped a member to purchase charcoal and meat in bulk.


Me Som Trust Bank Group's story

Esther describes herself as a hard-working woman. She is a 45-year-old resourceful mother of four children. Esther has operated a retail business selling meat and charcoal for the past 3 years. Charcoal is one of the most common and affordable sources of energy for cooking in Ghanaian homes. Esther plans to use the loan to purchase a large quantity of charcoal to expand her current business. Ester hopes to provide her children with the best training, especially in education.

Esther is currently the leader of the trust bank group called "Me Som", which means “I will serve” in Twi, the most commonly spoken language in Ghana. There are five members in this group. The other members of the group are traders in foodstuffs, cosmetics, pastry, baked goods and others. Esther says that the whole group is well organized and they hope to use the loan to grow their businesses and improve their respective families' living conditions.

In this group: Gloria , Joyce, Afia, Comfort, Esther
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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: April 22, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sinapi Aba Trust (SAT)

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: April 22, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sinapi Aba Trust (SAT)