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Jacob is fifty-one years old. He is married and has six children, a son and five daughters, who are all in school. He works very hard to be able to provide for the family. Jacob lives with his wife and children in a rented apartment in Konongo in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He sells tents and umbrellas. He rents them out and also mends damaged canopies in his community. Jacob wants a loan to buy working materials like tarpaulin, etc. to expand his business. He has been in business for over fifteen years.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 35
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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 $700 helped Jacob to buy water-repellent textiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2009
Sep 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2010