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Precious Group
In this Group: Olivia, Adwoa, Elizabeth, Mercy, Akosua, Rebecca, Akosua, Yvonne
Olivia is forty-five years old. She is married and has given birth to five children, all of whom are in school. She works hard to support her husband and help him to provide for the family. Olivia is the leader of a trust bank group called "Precious."

The members of the group all work hard. They are engaged in commercial activities, such as selling food, groceries, and clothing. Some of them sell their products door-to-door ("hawking") while others trek to nearby communities to sell on their market days. They buy their goods in Kumasi and nearby towns. They have acquired a great deal of experience over the years and they want to expand their businesses, hence the need for the loan to buy goods in bulk to realize this dream.

The group leader, Olivia, is seated in the photograph.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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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 portion of Precious Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to buy goods to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2010