A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy four bags of maize (corn), two bags of rice, 4 basket of snails and smoked grasscutter.

Focus Group's story

This group is called Focus and is made up of 4 women. They are always reminded by their group name to stay in focus all the time. They sell the following items: provisions, palm oil, ice chests, saucepans, rice, maize and snails. They took their first loan in 2010.

Esther is a 49-year-old foodstuff seller married to a 53-year-old security guard who works with one of the security companies in the country. They have no children. She specifically sells maize, rice and meat from the forest. She sells from morning to evening and Monday to Saturday.

She was given 850 Ghanian cedis in her 4th loan cycle which she used to buy two bags of maize (corn), one bag of rice and two baskets of snails. She now needs 1,100 Ghanian cedis to buy four bags of maize (corn), two bags of rice, 4 baskets of snails and smoked grasscutter. She has been reinvesting her profit into her business.

This group needs a total of 3,300 Ghanian cedis to be able to meet customer demand.

In this group: Margaret, Christiana, Charity, Esther

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