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Hannah A. is 43 years old, married and has five children, two sons and three daughters, all of whom are currently in school. She lives with her family in a rented apartment in a commercial town called Dwenase in Ghana's Western Region. Dwenase is a suburb of Sefwi-Wiawso, the district capital. Her husband works in a sawmill. Hannah is a trader who makes a living selling food items such as plantain, cassava and yam. She sells from a table top at the local market, and travels to nearby towns to buy items in bulk for resale. She is applying for this loan to buy more items to sell to her customers. She has been in business for 10 years, and hopes to expand her business and pay for her children's education.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,973,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Hannah to buy food in bulk to resell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010