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Elizabeth is a 50-year-old mother of seven children who are schooling. She is very hard-working and resourceful to her family. She trades in firewood in her neighborhood. Firewood is a very popular source of energy for cooking in almost all Ghanaian traditional homes, but it is mostly used buy those who produce food in larger quantities.

Elizabeth obtains her supply of firewood from the surrounding villages of Dorma and retails it to her customers. She wants to use the loan to buy a bulk supply of firewood to increase her inventory. She hopes the loan will enable her to increase savings to pay her children's education fees. She would be grateful for your assistance and belongs to a village bank called ‘Unity’.

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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 Elizabeth to buy a bulk supply of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2009
May 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009