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Mercy Y. is thirty-eight years old. She is married with five children, one daughter and four sons. She says her children are currently in junior high or primary school. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in Kofiase. Kofiase is a farming and trading community near Dormaa, the district capital in the Brong Ahafo region.

Mercy trades in smoked fish. She procures it from Dormaa and sells in the local market on a table top. She also treks to other towns to sell and trades in vegetables.

Mercy has been in business for two years and wants a loan to procure smoked fish in bulk. She is hopeful that she can expand her business and give her children the best education she can afford.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,960,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Mercy to procure smoked fish in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2009
May 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009