A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy and sell jewelry, water from a reservoir and gari (a local food made from cassava), which she buys in bulk quantity from the wholesale market.


Georgina's Group's story

This group has been in existence since the inauguration of the microfinance branch in Teshie in 2010. They are on their eighth loan cycle. The group is comprised of women and a man who all live in the same neighborhood. They get along well with one another and are united by good group spirit. They are essentially involved in small retail business. They are into jewelry, water, gari, charcoal, maize, milk and Milo [a brand of malted milk].

Georgina (standing second from right in the photo) is the group's featured borrower. She is 37 years old, single, has no children but two dependents. She is actively involved in the sale of jewelry, water from a reservoir and gari (a local food made from cassava), which she buys in bulk quantity from the wholesale market.

With her new loan amount of 2,800 cedis, Georgina will buy three bags of gari and 1,500 cedis' worth of jewelry. She will use the rest to pay water suppliers. Georgina will use her profits to take care of her two dependent children's educational needs as well as her own needs.

In this group: Georgina, Gladys, Lydia, Emmanuel



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