A loan helped a member to buy more underwear to sell to her customers.


Arise And Shine Group's story

Mary is a thirty-two-year-old businesswoman and a member of the Arise and shine Group of four women. Mary sells fried plantain chips and underwear. She has been in this business for the past four years. She opens her business six days a week from 8 am to 5 pm at the market.

Mary is married and has four children with the ages of 9 and 13, all are school-going children. She established her business to help support her children in school. She pays school fees, buys learning materials and provides food from the profits she earns from her business. Mary is standing on the left in the group picture.

Mary and her group members need a loan totaling GHS 5,200 of which Mary is entitled to GHS 1,800 which she will use to buy more underwear to sell to her customers.
She hopes that this loan will help her generate more profit to support her family.

In the future, Mary plans to save more money to provide for her children’s university education. She believes educating her children to university level will better the lives of her family.

In this group: Mary, Joyce, Jabazia, Elizabeth



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