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Afia A. is thirty-eight years of age. She is married and has given birth to two children, one daughter and one son. Both of her children are in the primary school. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a very busy commercial town called Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

Afia is a trader. She sells maize. She buys bags of maize from nearby farming communities and sells in the community market. She supplies maize to the food vendors in her community and also treks to other towns to sell.

Afia has been in business for over twenty years. She wants a loan to buy bags of maize in bulk. She hopes to expand her business and increase her profit margin. It is Afia’s desire to sponsor her children to high levels in school.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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  • $11,736,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Afia to buy maize in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2009
May 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009