Alima Gosu is a 45 year old married woman with five children who are in the high school. Alima lives with her family at Madina, a suburb of Accra in Ghana. She runs a small provision store in her neighborhood and has been in business for 12 years. She buys her goods from wholesalers in the city. Alima says that she also supplies her products to food vendors in her community.
Alima's business not only helps her provide for her family, but also helps to stimulate the economy of Ghana. By continuing to expand the the amount of food she provides in her store, she helps everyone--from the farmers who grow the food, to the wholesalers who sell it to her-- also increase their income.
Alima recently requested a $325 loan to buy more goods in bulk for her store. She would like to not make as many trips to the city, but instead stock up on large quantities of food whenever she goes to the city.
Alima is supported by a trust group called “Miracle." Members of trust groups pledge to hold one another accountable in their loan repayments, as well as guarantee each others loan, should someone not be able to make a repayment.
Your gift to women like Alima will multiply many times over to help entrepreneurs, farmers, and and all those working to lift themselves out of poverty provide a better future for themselves and their families.
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