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Beatrice S. is thirty-five years old. She is married and has given birth to three children, two of whom are currently in school; one in senior high and the other in junior high schools. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in Aquase, a fishing community near Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.

Beatrice is a trader. She trades in second-hand textiles, including clothing for both men and women. She also sells bedsheets and other textile materials. She says she hawks (sells door-to-door) to sell her goods and treks to other markets to sell. Beatrice also sometimes sells at the market square in her community. Beatrice buys bales of textiles from wholesalers in the nearby towns.

She has been in business for five years and wants a loan to buy bales of textiles in bulk to increase her profit margin.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 36
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  • $11,958,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Beatrice to buy second-hand clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009