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Doris's Group
In this Group: Doris, Felicia, Comfort
This group is composed of three women who are on their fourth loan. The members would like to develop their revenue-generating businesses and thus improve their living conditions and facilitate their access to consumer products. The main work of these women involves selling of wax-print fabrics, cosmetics and underwear.

Doris (standing right in the photograph) is the group's representative. She is 30 years old, married, and the mother of three children. She is active in selling underwear that she purchases at the communal market to sell to her customers.

With this new loan, she intends to purchase more underwear to sell to customers.

The profits from her work will enable her to increase her savings and to help her husband meet the needs of the family. They need a total amount of GHS 1500 to be able to satisfy their customers.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,588,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A portion of Doris's Group's $700 loan helped a member to purchase more underwear to sell to customers.
97% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014