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Mercy Adu Gyamfi

City: Bibiani Country: Ghana Loan Use: To renovate public toliet facility
Loan Term: 32 Date Posted: July 12, 2019 First Repayment: April 24, 2019
Opportunity International Client Mercy Adu Gyamfi

Mercy Adu Gyamfi is a hard-working single mother of two children living in the trading community of Bibiani, Ghana. For many years, Mercy has owned and maintained a restroom facility, which members of her community pay to use. However, over time, the bathroom structure began to deteriorate and required significant repairs. The state of the structure began to pose an environmental threat to the community, but unfortunately, Mercy did not have enough funds to make all of the expensive repairs. She worried that she would need to close the facility down if she didn’t find a way to make the repairs quickly. Mercy was relieved when he heard about the loan and financial training she could receive from Opportunity International to help her save her building. With her loan, she was able to completely renovate the structure, which drastically improved the sanitation of the restroom. Because of its improved hygienic condition, the facility has attracted many more customers since its renovation. The increased business profits have allowed Mercy to pay for the school fees for her children. She dreams of opening a soap production business for additional income, which would also create jobs for members of her community.

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