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Lydia is thirty-five years old. She is married and has given birth to four children who are all in school. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in a busy commercial/farming community in the Brong Ahafo Region called Goaso. She is a food vendor.

Lydia runs a chop (food) bar in her community. She buys foodstuffs such as cassava, plantains, etc. from nearby towns. She prepares and sells all kinds of local dishes. Lydia has been in business for three years and wants a loan to buy foodstuffs and other ingredients in bulk.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 38
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  • $11,588,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Lydia to buy food items to prepare and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 23, 2010