A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy fish, groceries and cosmetics to sell to her customers.


Akwadu Group's story

Akwadu is a group that is composed of eight members who know each other and are from the same neighborhood. They are people with the average age of 45-years-old with three children. They live in large traditional families in Teshie, Accar.

The group members engage in different kinds of businesses, especially the buying and selling of underwear, African wax-print, firewood, fish, cosmetics, groceries, shampoo, conditioner, wigs, bananas, plantains, maize, fishing nets, cooking oil and charcoal. They have been in this type of small-scale commerce for several years and are highly sought-after.

In order to meet the growing need of their customers, the group members decided to join the ID-Ghana's loan program. They are on their sixth group loan.

Gladys is the featured borrower of the group and is very well known in Teshie, where she excels at selling fish, groceries and cosmetics. She plans to use her loan to buy fish, groceries and cosmetics to sell to her customers. She procures her goods locally and in Accra from wholesalers and makes her retail sales in Teshie for cash. She is married with two dependable children. She hopes to earn a good profit from this loan cycle which will be used for repayment of the loan and to reinvest in her business of selling fish.

The group needs a total loan amount of GHS 7,700 to be able to serve their customers best.

In this group: Grace, Comfort, Gladys, Sefakor, Grace, Rebecca, Gideon, Mary
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