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Florence Y. is a 42-year-old married mother of four children, one son and three daughters, who are currently in junior high and primary school. She lives with her family in a house in the town of Kofiase, a farming/trading community near Dormaa, the district capital, in the Brong Ahafo region.

Florence's husband is a teacher by profession, and Florence is a food vendor. She prepares and sells kenkey, a food made from corn dough and served hot with ground pepper and fried fish. She prepares the food at home and hawks to sell in her community. Florence procures bags of maize from nearby communities. She has been in business for three years and wants a loan to purchase bags of maize in bulk. She hopes to 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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  • $11,967,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Florence to procure bags of maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2009
May 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009