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She is married with three children who are in school. Two of her children are working while the last born is still breast feeding. Ama T. is a 44 year old trader. She lives with her husband and children in a family house at Twifo Praso. She believes in hard work and dedication as the primary antidote to minimizing poverty and, for that matter, she is very serious with her business.

She trades in cereals like maize, plantains, and others like cocoyam etc. She started this business four years ago. Ama makes a living through the profits she makes from her output and through this Ama has been very resourceful to her family.

She wants to use the loan to buy a larger supply of maize, plantains and cocoyam to serve her customers throughout the season, especially in the face of increasing prices due to the current food crisis in the country. She believes with the loan she can buy more bags of maize grains, plantains and others. She treks to the farming communities to buy her stock of goods. Ama belongs to a village bank called ‘Amen’. She would be grateful for your assistance.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 31
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  • $11,710,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Ama to buy larger supply of maize, cocoyam and bunches of plantains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009