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Total loan: $625
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Mercy

Ghana
Hohoe, Ghana / Food Market

A loan of $625 helped to purchase bags of cassava dough, palm fruits, a bag of rice, a gallon of oil, and a bag of onions.


Mercy's story

Mercy is married and has three children. She has received schooling through basic level to middle school level. Mercy is a petty trader as well as a food vendor who prepares and sells banku at Akpafu, Hohoe. She has done this for the past 16 years to support herself and her family. To prepare banku, she first prepares corn dough (maize that has been milled and left for a day) and cassava dough. She mixes the cassava and corn dough and cooks them into a porridge-like consistency form. To get the right consistency, she has to stir the mixture on a hot firewood stove. The texture of banku has to be fine, but firm. The accompanying dish can either be any kind of soup or sauce such as palm nut soup, groundnut soup or peanut soup, okra soup, or hot pepper sauce with fish of any kind.

Her husband is a farmer. Mercy uses her income to help her husband with the general upkeep of the home, as well as to support extended family members. Mercy will use the loan to purchase bags of cassava dough, palm fruits, a bag of rice, a gallon of oil, and a bag of onions. With the new profits from her expanded business, Mercy plans to save and increase her working capital so she can operate a bigger chop bar in the near future.


Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: March 26, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Christian Rural Aid Network (CRAN)

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: March 26, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Christian Rural Aid Network (CRAN)