A loan of $5,825 helped a member to purchase one carton of fish and a mini bag of maize to prepare kenkey and fish to sell to customers.


Winner's Group's story

The members of this group are mostly married women and men, who average 33 years of age and three children each; they all live in the same neighborhood in Dansoman in the Republic of Ghana. They all are taking out a loan from ID-Ghana, and have promised to repay without trouble; they sell second-hand clothing, provisions, sanitary pads, foodstuffs, perfume, sachet water, mineral drinks, lengths of wax print, bags, spreads and sheets, underwear, jewelery, wigs, body and hair creams, fish, slippers, 'kenkey' (cooked maize paste) and fish, or charcoal. Others provide services like sewing and photographing.

Victoria is a 'kenkey' (cooked corn paste) and fried fish seller, and she has been doing this work for 15 years. She is standing third from the left in the photo. With her loan amount of GHS 400, she intends to purchase one carton of fish and a mini bag of maize to prepare 'kenkey' and fish, so that she can sell it to customers. She plans on making a profit of GHS 100 from this loan. This profit will enable her to repay her loan, and also to help her husband to cover day-to-day expenses.

This is the group's first loan with ID-Ghana and they have promised to be very loyal so that they will be able to take more loans from ID-Ghana. They made this promise at their orientation and training.

Together, the group is taking a total amount of GHS 12,650 which would be used to purchase various items to boost their businesses.

In this group: Agnes , Vida , Gabriel , Anna , Margaret , Victoria , Mabel , Samuel , Alice , Regina , Florence , Sarah , Kate , Margaret , Faustina , Comfort , Edward , Sandra , Esther , Mary , Janet , Christiana , Mary , Victoria , Evelyn , Faustina , Margaret , Mary , Cecilia
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