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Total loan: $1,475
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Mercy Trust Bank Group

Ghana
Tarkwa, Ghana / Fruits & Vegetables

A loan of $1,475 helped a member to purchase of bags of garden eggs, peppers, and tomatoes in bulk.


Mercy Trust Bank Group's story

Kwaku is an honest young man who faces reality no matter what. He is married to a woman who is a petty trader with two children, ages one and six. He is now thirty years old. Kwaku lives together with his family in a town called Tarkwa, where he also does his trading. He is able to support his family through supplying vegetables and condiments like tomatoes, peppers, onions, garden eggs (small eggplants), etc. to retailers.

Supplying vegetables for the past three years, he has made quite many repeat and fresh customers through good customer relations. He plans to invest the loan to purchase 20 bags of garden eggs, 5 bags of peppers, and 10 boxes of tomatoes. He dreams of putting aside more savings to support his children to attain university education, build an accommodation for his family, and buy a vehicle to aid with distribution of his stock.

Kwaku is currently the leader of a trust bank group called 'Mercy', made up of six members. The other members are also engaged in foodstuff-selling, sewing, etc. Members of the group are natives of the same community who grew up together therefore they believe in co-guarantee, respect for one another, and commitment to the group.

In this group: Kwaku, Cecillia, Akua, Elizabeth, Paul, Cecilia
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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: June 11, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sinapi Aba Trust (SAT)

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: June 11, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sinapi Aba Trust (SAT)