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Karija O. is thirty-eight years old. She is married and has five children. The children, two sons and three daughters, are all currently in school: senior high, junior high and the primary schools. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in a commercial town, called Dwenase, in the Western Region. Dwenase is a suburb of Sefwi-Wiawso, the district capital. Karija is a food vendor. She prepares and sells rice and stew. She sells from a tabletop stall, at the lorry station, in the mornings. She wants a loan to buy bags of rice and other ingredients in bulk. Karija buys her goods from nearby communities and from Kumasi city. She has been in business for two years. She aspires to expand her business and to give her children a good education.

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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 $550 helped Karija to buy bags of rice in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010