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Safuratu
In Oda, a community in the Eastern Region of Ghana, a sizable number of the inhabitants are engaged in farming activities. However, quite appreciable numbers of the women are involved in palm oil production. Safuratu S. is one such women, actively producing palm oil. She has been in business for five years.


She buys the palm fruits from local farmers, processes it in her house to produce the oil and sells at wholesale prices to her customers. Palm oil is a local vegetable oil produced from palm fruit which has been cooked, pounded, sieved and boiled for hours. A reddish substance (the oil) is skimmed off and reboiled to expel water content.


Safuratu plans to use this loan to expand her business by buying palm fruits in bulk to be able to supply more customers. She believes the loan assistance will enable her to scale up production to serve a larger market and eventually to help improve her family's finances.


Safuratu is 40-years old. She is married and has two little kids who are currently in basic school. Her husband is a farmer. She is a member of a trust bank group called Ikushi Allah Trust Group. Members of this group guarantee for one another as social collateral to access the loan and support themselves in handling repayment of the loan.

About Ghana

  • $2,643
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,090,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Safuratu to buy palm fruits in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 9, 2009
Listed
Apr 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2009