A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy more African wax-print fabric to sell.


Theresa's Group's story

Theresa is a very hard working and responsible young woman. She lives in the coastal part of Ghana -- Teshie, Accra -- with her three children and her husband. She has been in the business of selling African fabric (wax-print) for several years. She is visited by and well known to the residents of the neighborhood. Most of the people in the neighborhood are her customers. She also supplies customers in Tema, a nearby city.

Theresa needs the loan amount of 1000 GHS to buy more African wax-print, which is highly sought after by both local and foreign people. With the loan, she hopes that her sales will increase so that she will make a good profit and be able to improve her family's quality of life with the increase in income.

Theresa, like the other members of the group, hopes to make her business grow in the short term and this way keep supporting her family, and for her children to stay in school so they can have better opportunities in life.

She is standing second from the right with wax-prints in her hands. Other members of the group are Selina, who has been selling wax-print for three years; Christiana, who has been selling footwear for five years; and Helen, who has been selling provisions for six years.

In this group: Theresa, Christiana, Selina, Helen
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