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Afia K. is thirty-four years old. She is married and has given birth to two children: one girl and one boy who are both in the primary school. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in a commercial town called Dwenase in the Western Region of Ghana. Her husband works with a local sawmill firm.

Afia is a trader. She trades in jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, chains, rings, etc. She buys her goods 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. She has been in business for two years and wants a loan to buy goods in bulk. She aspires to expand her business and to give her children a good education.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,729,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Afia to buy jewelry in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010