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Janet A. is thirty-nine years old. She is widowed and has given birth to three children, two sons and one daughter. She says they are in junior high and primary schools. She lives with her children in a rented apartment in a town called Kofiase. It is a farming/trading community near Dormaa, the district capital, in the Brong Ahafo region.

Janet is a petty trader. She trades in maize. She procures bags of maize from farmers in the nearby communities and sells in the local market to retailers. Janet also treks to other towns to sell. She has been in business for six years and wants a loan to procure bags of maize in bulk. Janet 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
  • 38
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  • $11,598,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Janet to buy bags of maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2009
May 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009