Tolon is located in the Northern Region of Ghana in the Tamale Metropolitan Area. It is one of the poorest regions in this country. A majority of the families live off less than $100 USD a year.
Their economy is mainly dependent upon agriculture. There are two seasons in Tolon, rainy and droughts. The dry season lasts from November to early April. During this long dry period, nothing grows and the families in this region desperately need other sources of income to help supplement their incomes during these challenging seasons.
Starting in January 2019, thanks to generous donations Mentors Ghana was able to open and maintain 24 loan center groups in the Tolon district in Ghana Africa. Two-three meetings are held monthly with each loan group.
Mentors Ghana is the first organization of its kind in this region. For many of these women, this is the first time they have had the opportunity to attend training/ educational classes of any sort. Many are unable to read or write. With such great poverty, there are many challenges to overcome.
Mentoring is the key ingredient needed to help overcome the mindset of extreme poverty. Many of these mothers from Tolon live day today. They do not know how to plan for the future.
While Mentors International has only been serving the women in the Tolon region for less than a year, we have made significant impacts with great results.
- 1,030 women in Tolon who have completed our business training course.
- Average loan amount is $79 USD.
- Average income increase after the first loan cycle is 57%.
- 100% of loans are to women.
- Repayment rate is 99.93%.
- 482 Jobs have been created
- 4,106 children have benefited from their mothers receiving training and growing their businesses.
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