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Abena is 53 years old, married and the mother of four children, all of whom have completed school and are working. Abena lives with her husband in a community in the central region of Ghana. She is a food vendor who prepares and serves kenkey in her neighborhood. Kenkey is prepared from milled maize grains, cooked, and eaten with hot pepper and fried fish. Abena has many customers since many Ghanaian enjoy kenkey for breakfast, lunch and supper. She has been selling kenkey for twenty five years now. In addition, she also sells raw food such as bags of maize at the market square. Abena was able to provide for her children from the kenkey business. She wants to use the loan to buy more raw materials such as bags of maize, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood. She would be glad for your assistance.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,967,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Abena to buy more raw materials (maize, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 2, 2010