A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy twenty bags of maize and other supplies.

Mary Group's story

This is Mary Group. It has seven members who are engaged in selling such goods as maize, fish, sugar, plastic products, rice and flour. All are from Teshie, a coastal township outside Accra.

Mary, 58, is the group’s leader. She lives with her four children, who help Mary in her business selling maize. She has worked from home seven days a week for the past ten years. She buys her maize in the Brong Ahafo region in central Ghana and other supplies in Accra. She sells the maize to thirty customers in Teshie alone and ten customers from nearby towns.

Mary last took a 1,200 GHS loan with ID Ghana and invested it in her maize business. She repaid it without difficulty. This will be Mary’s fifth loan with ID Ghana. As leader of the group she is applying for a 5,250 GHS loan that will be apportioned among her group’s members.

Mary will use her 1,700 GHS portion of the loan to buy twenty bags of maize and other supplies. She is well placed to use this loan judiciously.

One of Mary’s goals is to own a maize depot so she can supply more customers. By doing so she will increase her income and so improve her quality of life.

In this group: Mary, Mary, Evelyn, Elizabeth, Selina, Sarah, Zelita
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