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Absa Bank’s 10% SME Loan Program Makes Significant Impact, Disbursing GHS100 Million in Funding

Absa Bank has achieved a remarkable milestone by disbursing an impressive GHs100 million through its 10% SME loan program. This achievement underscores the bank’s dedication to empowering and fostering the growth of SMEs in Ghana.
In collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, this initiative stands as a pioneering financing program launched by the bank. Its primary aim is to revolutionize the SME landscape, with a strong emphasis on supporting women-owned businesses, young entrepreneurs, agribusinesses, and fintech ventures in Ghana.
Absa Bank Ghana LTD has consistently demonstrated its dedication to fostering the advancement and prosperity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), acknowledging their potential to drive economic transformation in the nation. This support initiative represents an exciting milestone, showcasing the bank’s steadfast commitment to empowering and collaborating with SMEs as they navigate the ever-evolving challenges of today’s business landscape.
 “We have disbursed GHS100 million under the Absa 10% SME loan. This milestone is a testament to our unwavering dedication to supporting SME businesses for growth and sustainability,” said Kobla Nyaletey, Executive Director of retail and Business Banking, at Absa Bank Ghana LTD. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, and we are committed to providing them with the financial support and resources they need to succeed and thrive”. he added
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) serve as vital contributors to our local economies, driving job creation and innovation. Yet, securing the essential funding for their sustenance and growth remains a substantial obstacle. This program stands as an inspiring tale of optimism and potential in a world marked by unpredictability and turbulence. Under this initiative, SMEs within its purview can access loans of up to GHS11 million from Absa Bank, benefitting from an exceptionally low-interest rate of 10% per annum.
Over the past five years, Absa Bank Ghana has been dedicated to crafting a comprehensive range of solutions that genuinely and effectively cater to the needs of SMEs, enabling them not just to survive but to thrive. It embodies the bank’s commitment to empowering our SMEs, one success story at a time.

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