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Esi is 60 years of age. She is widowed and has six children, some of whom are still in school. She lives with her children in a rented apartment in a tourist attraction community in the central region of Ghana. The community is one of the coastal towns in Ghana. As a result, the major occupation of the people is mainly farming.

Esi is a trader who trades in vegetable cooking oil – palm oil. She supplies to other retailers and food vendors in her community. Esi also deals in firewood. She procures her goods from nearby towns. According to Esi, she has been in business for over 20 years and wants a loan to buy goods in bulk to increase her stock.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 32
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  • $11,960,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Esi to buy cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2009
Dec 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 2, 2010