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Barbara is forty years old. She is divorced and has no children. She lives alone in a rented apartment in a fishing community in the central region of Ghana. She is a hard-working woman. Barbara is a food vendor. She prepares and sells rice with stew. She sells it on a table top by the road side. She also sells ‘banku.’ Barbara buys bags of rice from nearby towns. She has been in business for four years and wants a loan to procure bags of rice and other ingredients in bulk so she can increase her profit margin.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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  • $11,960,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Barbara to buy bags of rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 2, 2010