A loan of $1,925 helped a member to purchase palm oil and gari in bulk.


Mckeown Trust Bank Group's story

Akosua is a 53-year-old woman who describes herself as trustworthy. She is married to a gardener and together they have two children who are 14 and 17 years old. She would like to support her children’s education up to the tertiary level. Akosua has operated a retail palm oil business for the past year. She also sells 'gari' to supplement her income. Gari is a fried cassava dish. She will use the loan to buy palm oil and 'gari'. She hopes to eventually become a palm oil wholesaler.

Akosua is currently the leader of the trust bank group called 'McKeown'. Akosua believes that she was elected group leader because she is educated, humble and hard-working. There are 9 members in the group. The other members of the group are involved in trade businesses such as chop bar (food stall) operator, yam selling, and clothes selling. They plan to use the loan to purchase various items to grow their business to support their family.

In this group: Rebecca, Akosua, Paulina, Emelia, Ama*, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Yaa, Ama
*not pictured


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