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Mary is sixty years old. She is a widow and has four children who are all out of school. She lives with her children in a rented apartment in a town called Wiawso in the Western Region of Ghana. Wiawso is a commercial and farming town.

Mary is a trader who trades in vegetables such as peppers. She sells vegetables at the local market and supplies them to retailers and food vendors in her community. She also treks to other markets to sell vegetables. She buys her goods from nearby towns.

Mary has been in business for ten years and wants a loan to buy vegetables in bulk to expand her business.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,572,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Mary to buy vegetables in bulk to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2010