A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy seeds and hire laborers for weeding, pruning, harvesting and transporting her crops.


Twer Nyame Group's story

Comfort is a member of the Twer Nyame group. She is 66 years old and has three children. Her eldest child is 25 years old and is a school teacher, while her middle child is 24 years old and is currently in the Ghanian National Service. Her youngest child is only 3 years old. Comfort lives with her family in the Asebu Abura Amankesee district in the Central Region of Ghana. Comfort has been a farmer for the past decade. She grows oranges, limes, sugarcane and coconuts on a nine-acre farm and now has a contractual agreement with a local company who will buy her crops wholesale. Comfort also bakes and sells bread to supplement the income she gets from her agricultural business. During the wet season, the rain makes it difficult for Comfort to work on the farm, and is especially damaging to the sugarcane and oranges. A recent epidemic has also destroyed her coconut crops. In addition to the harsh natural conditions, Comfort also faces a challenge in meeting the high cost of transporting her oranges because they are grown on a piece of land that is further away. In spite of all these difficulties, Comfort is determined to expand her business. A loan will allow her to purchase seeds and cover the transport and labor costs for weeding, pruning and harvesting her crops. Comfort thanks all her micro-lenders for their generous financial support.

In this group: Comfort, Kwame, Cecilia, Kwesi
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