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Dorcas is thirty-four years old. She is married and has given birth to two children. Both are in school. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in Axim. Axim is along the coastal area in the western region of Ghana. Fishing is the major occupation of the people. Dorcas is a trader. She trades yams. She buys nearby communities and sells to retailers and food vendors in her community. Dorcas has been in business for eight years and wants a loan to buy yams in bulk.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,729,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Dorcas to buy yams in bulk to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2009
Dec 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2010