A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy bags to resell.


Edith's Group's story

The group is called "Edith's Group" and it is composed of five women entrepreneurs who are seeking better opportunities to move on in life. They live in the city of Accra, a beautiful place where trading is very popular and well established. They sell bags, plantain, charcoal, jeans, underwear and jewelry. This is their first loan with Kiva and the fourth loan cycle with ID-Ghana. One of the members, Edith, has been in the group for the past three years and has established a good friendship with all her neighbors and friends. She likes the fact that all the members of the group are united and much like a family. Edith, 51, is married and has three dependent children who are staying with them. She rents the house she lives in and her husband is a businessman who works so hard to support her. For five years, Edith has been selling bags. She sells throughout the week by walking to her customers. She plans to use the new loan amount of GHS 1,400 to buy bags so that she can sell enough to take care of her children. Her goal is to stay healthy so she can keep working to take care of her children. They need a total loan amount of GHS 3,250 to buy more stock for sale. They are demonstrating samples of their products in the photograph.

In this group: Edith , Mary , Safuratu, Doris , Olivia
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