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Theresa Andoh-Mensa is 45 years old, married and has six children, three sons and three daughters. All are in school – senior high, junior high and primary. She lives with her husband and children 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 is a farmer while Theresa works as a food vendor. She prepares and sells rice balls, rice and stew, selling them from a table top at her town's market square every morning. Theresa wants a loan to buy bags of rice and other ingredients in bulk from nearby communities. She has been in business for 12 years, and hopes to expand her business and give each of her children a good education.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,967,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Theresa to buy bags of rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010