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Salome P. is thirty-eight years old. She is married and has given birth to three children, two sons and a daughter. She says some are in junior high while others are in primary school. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in a town called Kofiase. Kofiase is a farming/trading community near Dormaa, the district capital, in the Brong Ahafo region. Her husband is a mason by profession.

Salome is a petty trader. She sells all kinds of vegetables – tomatoes, peppers, garden eggs (small eggplants), etc. Salome sells on a table top in the market square. She procures her vegetables from farmers in nearby communities at cost-effective prices. She has been in business for one year now and wants a loan to procure goods in bulk. She is hopeful to expand her business and give her children the best education she can afford.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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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 $650 helped Salome to procure vegetables for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2009
May 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009