A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy 5 bags of shea nuts with her share of the loan for the processing of shea butter.


Tisongmi Taba - Tamalgu Group's story

Mayisah is a 45-year-old, married woman. She lives with her husband and six children in Tamalgu, a community in Northern Ghana. She is the second squatting person from the right, as you face their group picture. Their group is called ‘Tisongmi Taba – Tamalgu’ women's association. All the members are involved in the business of picking shea nuts and processing them into shea butter. They have been in the business for the past three years. They process high-premium shea butter, some of which is sold to aggregators (such as Star Shea Ghana) and exported to the European and USA markets. Mayisah sells shea butter to many other customers in Ghana, as well. The group is therefore requesting for a loan of GHȼ 8,000 and Mayisah will buy 5 bags of shea nuts with her share of the loan for the processing of shea butter. Mayisah hopes to increase her income. She will use her income to support her family to have regular food to eat, to buy educational materials for her children in school, and to repay this loan.

In this group: Rakiya , Barikisu , Arishe , Amina , Maami , Sanatu , Mamunatu, Azara , Safiatu , Memunatu , Kande , Adamu , Munira , Zenabu *, Sumayatu , Sanatu , Zehiratu , Sanatu , Mayisah , Nayilatu
*not pictured



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