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Syrina, aged 39, is married with one child. She has a son and together they live in Dansoman, Ghana.

Eleven years ago, she started operating a charcoal business. On weekends and seasonally, she also sells food to earn more income. With the goal of keeping her business stocked and active, she has decided to apply for a loan of GHS 1,000 to buy six bags of charcoal to sell in a one month duration to customers.

Her goal is to grow her business and that way be able to help her son so that he can finish his schooling.

Additional Information

About ID Ghana

ID Ghana is a microfinance NGO that provides financial and social services to underserved urban communities in Accra. ID Ghana’s socially-oriented business model provides clients with a number of social services, including financial literacy training, group discussions led by peer educators on health and nutrition education, child schooling, basic medical services, and counseling and legal services for women victims of violence.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,967,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.1
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Syrina buy six bags of charcoal to sell in a one month duration to customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014