A loan of $1,575 helped a member to buy more wax-print and supply to customers.

Gertrude Group's story

Gertrude is a 55-year-old single mother, with grown-up children. She is the leader of "Gertrude's Group", the other member of which is Gifty who is also shown above. They have been borrowing together for six months. Both ladies make their living by reselling wax-printed cloth, and baking bread for sale.

This is Gertrude's second loan with Kiva, and her sixth loan with ID-Ghana, who is Kiva's partner. Gertrude's first Kiva loan was for 1,400 Ghanaian Cedis (GHS), which she finished repaying with no problems. She is now asking for GHS 2,000 which she is going to use to buy wax-printed cloth to sell to her customers. Her group is asking for a total loan of GHS 3,000 to expand their businesses.

Gertrude has reinvested her profits that she managed to make with her previous loans, so her capital base has increased. She is also saving with ID-Ghana so she has back-up capital.

In this group: Gertrude, Gifty

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