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Yaa O. is forty-three years old. She is married and has given birth to two kids who are pursuing education in primary school. Yaa is hard working and resourceful to her family. She is a food vendor and sells donuts and meat pies. She also is engaged in the sale of cassava, yam and palm fruits. She believes selling multiple products will enable her to meet her household expenditure demands. She has been in business for 10 years.

Yaa wants to use the loan to procure flour, sugar, oil for her pastry and also to buy more cassava and yams to sell. She is a member of a Trust Bank group Mo din mmo ("hard work") where the members guarantee for one another as collateral so as to access and support one another in handling repayment.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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  • $11,732,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Yaa to buy flour, sugar, oil, cassava and yams in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2009
May 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009