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Total loan: $3,500
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Yesu Nti Trust Bank Group

Ghana
Mampong, Ghana / Cloth & Dressmaking Supplies

A loan of $3,500 helped a member to purchase kente cloth in bulk.


Yesu Nti Trust Bank Group's story

Emelia describes herself as a hard-working woman who loves sales and serving customers. She is 54 years old and she is the leader of the “Yesu Nti” (translated as 'Christ’s sake') borrower group, made up of ten members. Emelia trades in 'kente' cloth, the business through which she has made income to support her family for the past 20 years. Kente cloth is a famous richly woven traditional fabric of single or multiple colors, usually worn on special occasions like festivals, parties, out-door events and other social gatherings.

Emelia is excited to be taking out this loan, which she plans to invest in the purchase of kente cloth in bulk to expand her market. Emelia also engages in cocoa farming as her second business. She hopes to mobilize more savings to rent a shop to showcase her kente cloth and improve her business.

Emelia is married to a farmer with four children from age 14-22 years. She hopes to secure university admission for her first born. The other members of the group are also traders in kente cloth, smoked fish, and cosmetics. They live in the same suburb of the community and as the leader Emelia ensures regular meeting attendance and repayment of loan installments.

In this group: Comfort, Janet, Abena, Comfort, Akua, Janet, Emelia, Margaret, Kwaku, Emelia
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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 19, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sinapi Aba Trust (SAT)

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 19, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sinapi Aba Trust (SAT)