SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana

 
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 6 donations
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Transforming lives: Ayishetu's story
    By - Elizabeth Adu-Opoku - Ghana Micro Credit Intern
    Through micro loans, Ayishetu, a beneficiary of the SHI micro-loans program is able to change her social status; lives a decent life, provides medical care, food, clothing, shelter and education for her family. Ayishetu’s story is one of many successes the SHI micro-finance program has chalked. THE...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for this interesting update. It brings home so clearly the power of microloans to benefit families substantially with just small amounts of money!
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    • Nora Tobin
      Nora Tobin You're right, Miriam, it is truly amazing what a difference a relatively small investment can make towards improving the daily health, safety, and security of a family. Thank you for your support!
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 1 donation
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 1 donation
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 9 donations
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has made updates to their project page.
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Strength in unity: Kwaso group a shining example
    By - Victoria Yamson - Ghana Micro-Credit Officer
    The average Ghanaian is individualistic in nature; wants to do everything all by himself or herself and has little trust in partnership. According to many, this explains why Ghana has fewer industries capable of employing more than 50 people. Many indigenous Ghanaian industries have died with their originators as those...
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 3 donations
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Micro loans unlock talents
    By - Victoria Yamson - Ghana Micro Finance Officer
    Diana is 50 years old and a native of Bedaabour in Ashanti region of Ghana. She is a product of the old Ghanaian education system, in which basic school curricula included practical teaching of home science and technical skills. Like others her age, Diana learned from a young age how to make dresses with needles. After...
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 4 donations
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Lydia makes progress
    By - Benjamin Kusi - Ghana Country Director
    Lydia is 36 years old and has two daughters, ages 11 and 2 ½ years old. In 2010, she made the decision to join the Self-Help International micro credit program in Bedaabour. She had witnessed improvements in the lives of people who had joined the program when it first came to the village in 2008 and became...
    • 10 months ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for this great update--really personalizes the project!
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 3 donations
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has made updates to their project page.
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 4 donations
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 31 donations
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Self-Help loans transform Sarah's life
    By - Benjamin Kusi - Ghana Country Director
    Sarah  is a 38-year-old woman who lives in Nkawie Panin, a farming community in rural Ghana. She is married and has four children, three of whom are in school. Up until 2009, Sarah was working as a petty trader and made very little money from her work. She sold fresh produce, such as cassava, plantains, tomatoes, and...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for this interesting update with photos! Microloans are a very powerful tool for personal economic growth!
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Abena helps to alleviate hunger
    By - Benjamin Kusi - Country Director
    In Ghana, West Africa, lands are small in size and owned by agricultural indigenes. Commercial farming is nearly impossible within these lands due to fragmentation and minimal access to agricultural credits. Because  agriculture is weather dependent and “risky”, receiving credit from the bank can be...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for this interesting and informative update!
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Rebecca Rebuilds
    By - Benjamin Kusi - Country Director
    In January 2013, the Executive Director and Board President of Self-Help International visited Ghana. Their quest to experience improvements in the lives of SHI micro credit program beneficiaries took them to a remote village, Kyereyaase.  Rebecca, 39 and a mother of four, told them how she was able to build a...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks so much for this informative update! The stories and photographs really bring the project to life!
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    Margaret: Keeping her dream alive
    By - Benjamin Kusi - Country Director
    A number of young girls in Ghana become pregnant after completing Junior High School and their dreams of growing up to be nurses, teachers or doctors are shattered. Margaret  Owasu, 43, became a mother after O-level (Junior High) but kept her dream of becoming a teacher alive. She started as a pupil teacher in...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for this great update; it makes so personal the valuable work that you are doing!
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 86 donations
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Education for Akosua's kids
    By - Benjamin Kusi - Ghana Country Director
    Akosua Ehu is the leader of a small group, but the size of her group does not adversely influence their ability to be successful in various ventures including pottery making and large scale farming. With only three other women in Akosua's group, many might assume they have had little influence in their community...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for an inspiring update, and the photos really made this project come to life!
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has made updates to their project page.
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Sarah's business grows with loan from SHI
    By - Benjamin Kusi - Country Director
    Sarah Tawiah is a 37-year-old mother of four children, three of whom are in school. She is married to Daniel Tawiah. Sarah is a native of Nkawie Panin, a farming community in rural Ghana.  Self Help International has worked with Sarah since 2009. In 2009 her business was small. She could sell just a handful of...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update; this was a great story, conveying very dramatically how microloans can make a big difference in individual women's lives!
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    More Women in Ghana Acquire Cell Phones
    By - Benjamin Kusi - Interim Country Director, Ghana
    Beposo is a farming community in rural Ghana. It has no electricity but thankfully has a borehole for water. In 2011, nine women from this community benefited from Self-Help International’s micro credit program, receiving loans for petty trading and agro processing. After two loans the beneficiaries saw positive...
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    • Jennifer Afdahl Rice
      Jennifer Afdahl Rice There are solar chargers available for cell phones now. Has this been explored?
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for this informative update and great photos--it makes the project seem even more real and meaningful. May you prosper, as well as the women you are helping!
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has made updates to their project page.
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has made updates to their project page.
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has made updates to their project page.
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has made updates to their project page.
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has made updates to their project page.
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has made updates to their project page.
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has made updates to their project page.
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Akousa Sends her son to School
    By - Benjamin Kusi and Mary Foy - Project Director and Development Coordinator
    Akosua Sends Her Son toSchool Akosua Pokua, a busy, 42-year-old mother of three boys andone girl, is very appreciative of Self-Help International’s micro credit loans. Akosua and her family live in Nkawie, a small farming town inGhana. In 2009 Akousa used her first microcredit loan to purchase sheep tostart a small...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update--illustrates the power of microloans to help folks better their lives, one family at a time!
      • 3 years ago
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 50 donations
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    The Confession of a Husband
    By - Mary Foy; Benjamin Kusi - Marketing & Development Director
    Confession of a Husband “I am an indirect beneficiary of your program,” confessed Antwi, husband of Akosua. “And I will be forever grateful!”  This was the happy confession Self Help staff heard from Antwi when visiting Worapong, Ghana last December.  Antwi’s wife, Akosua, is on her...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E I loved this update! It made the mission and success of your project very tangible and vivid! Thanks so much!
      • 3 years ago
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Weather and floods do not stop Linda!
    By - Mary Foy; Benjamin Kusi - Marketing & Development Director,
    Torrential rainfalls caused the Offin River to spill over its banks near Abompe, Ghana earlier this year.  The flooded river submerged the road linking Asugya to Abompe, the only thoroughfare for local villagers.    But the extreme weather didn’t stop Linda, a micro-credit loan trainee, from crossing...
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Young Mother Grateful for a Micro Credit “Legacy.”
    By - Mary Foy; Benjamin Kusi - Marketing & Development Director
    Young Mother Grateful for a Micro Credit “Legacy.” Afia, a 22 year-old, single mother, did not know how she was going to support herself and her new “bouncy” baby girl. She was forced to leave a seamstress apprenticeship in the nearby town of Kumasi when she discovered she was pregnant. After...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks so much for the update and lovely photograph! Best wishes to you for your continued success and prosperity; the work you are doing is so valuable!
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Erica gives hope to daughter, Jessica
    By - Benjamin Kusi, Project Officer - Merry Fredrick, Executive Director
      Erica gives hope to Jessica Akua Erica, 37 and a mother of three, became a beneficiary of Self-Help's Ghana Micro Credit program in 2009. She was a hairdresser and had witnessed improvement the program had made in the lives of her community members. One late afternoon in 2009 she pleaded with the leader of...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for this very interesting update; you are doing such valuable work! My best wishes to you for your continued success and prosperity! And best wishes to little Jessica in her developmental struggles; I hope that she continues to make good progress!
      • 4 years ago
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 38 donations
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Agnes Jaka's Perseverance
    By - Ally Kwikkel; Benjamin Kusi - Development Director; Ghana Project Officer
    Agnes Jaka, 70 is a farmer and palm oil producer living in Bomfa, Ghana. In 2007 Agnes decided to expand her farming to include animal husbandry. She saw this as an opportunity to further develop her farming practices and add another source of income. In February of 2008 Self-Help trained Agnes on animal care and...
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Soap Making Important Value Added Product
    By - Merry Fredrick - Executive Director
    In January, the Self-Help executive director had the opportunity to watch the Nokware women in Ghana make soap from their palm oil.  It was a real treat that must be shared with all of you!  Enthusiasm and excitement among 30 women was contagious. They proudly demonstrated their new trade -...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update and photos; these bring your very valuable work alive! Best wishes for your great project!
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    30 Women Trained In Soap Making
    By - Ally Kwikkel; story and pictures: Benjamin Kusi - Director of Development;
    This past October, 30 women in Kwaso, located in the Ashanti region of Ghana, successfully completed a 3 day training program. This special training taught the women how to make bar and liquid laundry soap. The group's name, "Nokware" translates to "truth" in English. They decided they would brand name their soap...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks so much for the update; microloans can be a powerful tool in helping women to increase their income and support their families! This soap project sounds great!
      • 4 years ago
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Sarah Barnie's Sewing Story
    By - Merry Fredrick - Executive Director
    Five years ago Sarah started sewing clothing to sell through a Self-Help loan. She is a good seamstress and very hardworking, but always lacked the financial support to expand her business. Thanks to loans from people like you Sarah purchased a newer sewing machine, expanded her sewing shop, and started hiring young...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update; your tale of Sarah makes so clear how microloans work & how they help improve the lives of women in developing countries! Best wishes for the continued success of your valuable project!
      • 4 years ago
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    A Visit to Self-Help International in Ghana
    By - Sarah Riczo - In-the-Field Traveler
    Today was our site visit with Self-Help International. Our wonderful host Rita and her father drove us to the main road where we met Benjamin, the Project Coordinator at Self-Help. First we went to the main office which is in a building owned by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture which Self-Help partners with at times for...
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana posted a progress report
    Ghana women improve lives of their families - #3694
    By - Merry Fredrick - Executive Director
    So far this year Self-Help has distributed 213 loans to women! Enterprises include palm and kernel oil processing, drying and vending beef and fish, pottery making, quality protein maize production and preparation of its edible products, poultry and animal husbandry, to name a few. All of the loans are being reimbursed on...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update on your microloan program. Best wishes for the future success and prosperity of your organization & for the women receiving the loans!
      • 5 years ago
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  • SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana has received 76 donations
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Project Leader

Nora Tobin

Executive Director
Waverly, IA United States

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