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Lydia
Lydia is married, and lives with her husband. She sells gari (milled and fried cassava) in the local market. She has been doing so for the past 8 years. She travels to nearby villages in order to purchase more products and sell them to earn income. Lydia would like a loan to ensure that her prices remain stable. Farmers are about to enter the lean season, which would lead to a high price of cassava. Lydia believes that this loan would allow her to support her family and expand her business.


Lydia is a member of a group called Queens. Members support one another in repaying loans.

About Ghana

  • $2,643
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,220,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.1
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Lydia to more bags of “Gari” (milled and fried cassava).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 24, 2008
Listed
Jul 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2009