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Catherine is thirty-nine years old. She is married and has given birth to four children, all of whom are in school. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a fishing community in the central region of Ghana. Catherine works hard to help her husband provide for the family. She is a food vendor. She prepares and sells kenkey (fermented corn and cassava dough, wrapped in corn or banana leaves) with fried fish. She sells by the roadside and also supplies to other retailers. Catherine buys bags of maize from nearby farming communities. She has been in business for five years and wants a loan to procure bags of maize and other ingredients in bulk to expand her business.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 33
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  • $11,973,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Catherine to buy bags of maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2009
Dec 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 2, 2010