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Ama D. is fifty-six years old. She is a married woman and has three children. Currently, two of them have graduated from school and the last is pursuing education in junior-high school. Ama’s husband is a welder by profession. He farms as well. Ama and the family live at a family house at Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Most of the inhabitants of Oda are either into farming or trade in farm products. Very few people run different types of business.

Ama trades in secondhand textiles. She buys textile fabrics and all kinds of secondhand clothes including bedspreads, ladies’ wear and men’s wear, etc. from Accra, a nearby city, and sells them in the market square in her community. She says she also treks to nearby markets to sell. She has been in this business for three years now and wants a loan to increase her working capital so that she can buy textiles in bales.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 44
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  • $11,732,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Ama to buy bales of second hand textiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009