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Yaa
Yaa O. started her local restaurant nine years ago in Sunyani where she lives. Since then, she has become one of the most popular food vendors in her neighborhood. She is now 37 years old and married with two kids who are currently in school.


She serves many kinds of local dishes, like fufu, rice balls, and banku, among others. Fufu is prepared from pounded cassava and plantain and taken with soup. Banku is prepared from milled maize grains and taken with hot pepper or soup.


Yaa wants to use this loan to buy more raw materials, like bags of maize, baskets of cassava, plantain, meat, fish, and firewood. She also hopes to use part of the proceeds to finance her children's education. She is a member of the community group called Proverb Trust Group. In this group, members guarantee for one another as social collateral to access loan funds and peer pressure to repay the loan. Yaa was attending her usual group meeting when her photo was taken.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 41
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  • $11,460,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.2
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Yaa to buy more raw materials, like bags of maize, baskets of cassava, plantain, meat, fish, and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Oct 7, 2008
Listed
Sep 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 15, 2009