Empower 500 Women in Ghana with Microcredit Loans

by Self-Help International
Jun 5, 2012

Akousa Sends her son to School

Akosua Sends Her Son to

Akosua Pokua, a busy, 42-year-old mother of three boys and
one girl, is very appreciative of Self-Help International’s micro credit loans.

Akosua and her family live in Nkawie, a small farming town in
Ghana. In 2009 Akousa used her first microcredit loan to purchase sheep to
start a small trading business. SHI reports her loan repayment record is so
consistent she has continued to take out SHI micro credit loans each year

Akosua’s eldest son has decided he wants to attend a Teacher
Training College, a school requiring a steep tuition. Proceeds from her small
business enabled Akosua to build a 3-room home for her family.  Now that extra money is needed for her son,
she is able to rent out one of her rooms. Happily Akousa reports that rent from
the room, combined with her savings, is enough to send her son to college. “We
are able to feed the family and send my son to school.  I am very appreciative of Self-Help’s

  • Miriam E
    Miriam E Thanks for the update--illustrates the power of microloans to help folks better their lives, one family at a time!
    • 4 years ago
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