Empower 500 Women in Ghana with Microcredit Loans

by Self-Help International
Jun 9, 2010

Ghana women improve lives of their families - #3694

Cecilia in front of newly built home
Cecilia in front of newly built home

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 schedule, forwhich we are proud!

Women from 40 groups received loans, including four new groups from a remote, impoverished area. As first time borrowers receiving loans. Their gratitude for this opportunity is hard to overwhelming. Self-Help will carefully observe their progress and assess the benefits received from our loans and report back the findings.

One example of the positive impact of our loans is demonstrated by Cecilia below who was able to construct a sturdier, larger house for her family. The old structure is in the foreground which is being demolished.

Thanks for your support! Quality of life is improving for them with each loan!

  • 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!
    • 7 years ago
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Self-Help International

Location: Waverly, IA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.selfhelpinternational.org
Project Leader:
Nora Tobin
Waverly, IA United States
$48,819 raised of $50,000 goal
477 donations
$1,181 to go
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