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Mary has been in the Elmina Market for 8 years now. She sells canned vegetables, noodles, oil, sugar, and various ingredients from a table in the market. She hopes to use the loan to increase her stock and move into an indoor stall for her products. An indoor stall would provide a more secure environment and, more importantly, she would not have to spend her time packing and unpacking all of her products at the end and beginning of each day.

As a single mother, she feels a strong obligation to succeed in her business for her children. Her youngest son is in junior high school, and her two other children are in senior high school. All three children hope to attend university if Mary can financially support them. It is Mary's strongest desire to see all her three children through university as a single mother.

Mary is a member of the lending group, Nyame Beba of Elmina.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,603,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Mary she hopes to use the loan to get an indoor stall which is more secure and increase her stock of goods to sell for more profits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2007
Nov 27, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 11, 2008