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Mary
Mary A. is forty-five years old. She is the mother of three children and still married. Her children are schooling in the primary and junior high schools. Mary lives with her family in a family apartment at a community called Oda which is in the Eastern Region of Ghana. A sizable number of the inhabitants are engaged in farming activities. However, quite an appreciable number are also involved in trading and other business activities.


Mary is a hairdresser by profession. She does both plaiting and perming. She says she started her salon six years ago and has since trained four young ladies in hairdressing who have since started their own businesses in other communities. She has a small store close to the local market where she works. Apart from hairdressing, she also trades in cosmetics. She operates her salon starting in the morning and switches over to the sale of cosmetics in the evening through hawking (selling door-to-door).


She believes the loan assistance will enable her to buy hairdressing equipment, fashion accessories, artificial hair and also pomades and other materials she will need to serve her clients satisfactorily. She hopes to increase her income to enable her to save more to support her children’s education.


Mary is a member of “Asempa Kanea” (translated: “Gospel Light”) Trust Bank group. Members in this group guarantee for one another as social collateral to access the loan and to support themselves in handling repayment of the loan.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,588,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mary to buy hairdressing materials and fashion accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 16, 2009
Listed
Apr 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2009