A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy more smoked fish to sell to customers.

Tawiah's Group's story

Tawiah is 63 years old and lives with her husband and two daughters in Teshie, Accra, Ghana. Both of her daughters are in the area and are still in school. Tawiah sells smoked fish, while her husband works as a carpenter to supplement the family’s income. In the photo she is standing on the extreme right.

Tawiah's business earns her family a daily income of about 80 GHS; she is able to save 10 GHS each week.

This is the fourth loan cycle with ID Ghana for Tawiah’s group, and they have repaid back previous loans without trouble. This is Tawiah's second loan with Kiva and she was successful repaying her first loan, which enabled her to support her family with enough food.

She is now leading this group to apply for another loan. As the leader, she will use her portion to buy more smoked fish to sell to customers. The other members of the group sell mineral drinks and firewood.

Tawiah hopes to earn more income to make a better living and keep her children in school.

In this group: Tawiah, Grace , Peter

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