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Adiza M. is 40 years old. She is married and has given birth to three children. Currently all are in school in the community where they live. She lives in a community called Eguase in the central region of Ghana. Her husband is a cleaner at the University of Cape Coast.

Adiza sells porridge in her neighborhood. Porridge is one of the local foods enjoyed popularly as breakfast by almost all Ghanaians. It is prepared from milled maize or millet grains, boiled and eaten with sugar, milk and bread or what we called "kose" (ground beans fried into small doughnuts). Kose is prepared from milled beans and it is fried with cooking oil so, in just about 20 minutes, it is ready to be served with the porridge.

With her large customer base, she wants to use the loan to buy more raw materials like bags of maize, millet, beans, sugar and milk to increase production. She also wants to upgrade her food business. She hopes to make a good income to support her children in school. She treks to Tachiman in the Brong Ahafo region to buy her supply of goods. With the loan, she believes she can buy more from the farmers and this will prevent her from frequent traveling. Adiza belongs to a village bank called "Otease," which means "He lives."

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,959,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Adiza to buy more raw materials like bags of maize, millet, sugar, milk etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009