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Understand Group
In this Group: Salamatu, Philomena, Margaret
Salamatu is 35 old. She is married and has given birth to two children, both of whom 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. The fishing business is the major occupation of the people. She trades in textile materials. Salamatu is the leader of a trust bank group called Understanding. The members of the group are mainly into fishing business and other commercial activities. The group requests for a loan to procure goods in bulk to expand their businesses. It is their desire to give their children the best of education they can afford. Salamatu, the group leader, is in the middle of 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.

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About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,710,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Understand Group's $1,075 loan helped a member to buy stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 2, 2010