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Kwame A. is a fifty-eight-year-old married man and a father of five. The first four born are currently in senior high and junior high schools. The youngest has yet to start school. His wife is a petty trader. She trades in food items such as yams, plantains, cassava, and the like. Kwame lives with the family in a rented apartment in a town called Achiase. Achiase is farming and a busy trading community in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Kwame is in the sand winning business. He acquires pieces of land, hires workers who dig for the sand and sells the product to building contractors in dump trucks. After winning the sand, the land returns to the owner from whom he acquired it.

Kwame has been in business for fifteen years. He hopes to give his children the best education possible.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,598,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Kwame to acquire a piece of land for sand winning.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009