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Theresa O. is twenty-eight years old. She is married and has given birth to two children: one girl and one boy who are both in the primary school at the moment. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a commercial town called Dwenase in the Western Region of Ghana.

Theresa’s husband is a farmer while she is a trader. She trades in utensils. She buys her goods – sets of utensils from Kumasi – at affordable prices and sells at the market square in her community. She hawks (sells door-to-door) and treks to other markets to sell as well.

Theresa has been in business for three years and wants a loan to buy goods in bulk. She aspires to expand her business and give her children a good education.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,958,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Theresa to buy utensils in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010