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Gladys Mensah

City: Akorabo Country: Ghana Loan Use: To purchase second hand clothing for sale
Loan Term: 32 Date Posted:  First Repayment: January 28, 2020
Opportunity International Client Gladys  Mensah

Hardworking single mother and entrepreneur, Gladys Mensah, lives in Akorabo, Ghana with her three children. For three years, Gladys has owned a business selling gently used clothing to customers in her community. She works hard to source clothes that will appeal to her customers but with rising wholesale costs, she was limited in the styles she could afford to source and resell. Despite her hard work and dedication to her customers, Gladys found it difficult to make ends meet – especially in a single-income household. In fact, there was a time she worried she would not be able to pay for her children’s school fees. Everything began to change for Gladys when a friend encouraged her to join Opportunity International. After joining, Gladys received financial training and a loan to invest in her business. With the funds, Gladys was able to purchase more inventory, including a wider selection of styles and sizes, which attracted new customers and increased her sales. Gladys is grateful for the loan and her trust group; she states, "Now paying of fees and meeting the family needs has been much easier like never before.” Thanks to her loan, Gladys can ensure her children’s daily needs are met while pursuing her career aspirations.

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How do entrepreneurs become Opportunity International loan clients?

Opportunity International conducts interviews with prospective clients to get a better understanding of their situation, so we can construct a loan that’s tailored to their needs and capabilities.

If I help fund a loan, should I expect to be paid back?

When you help to fund a loan, you are making a donation to Opportunity International. When those funds are repaid by the client, the funds remain in the country where the original client’s loan was disbursed, so that it can help fund more loans. Your initial gift continues to have an impact after the first loan is repaid.

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