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Grace O. started her local restaurant twenty years ago in Dunkwah, a suburb of Obuasi, where she lives. Since then, she has become one of the most popular food vendors in her neighborhood. She is now 53 years old, married with eight children, of whom four are currently in school.

Grace serves many kinds of local dishes like fufu, rice balls, and banku, among others. Fufu is prepared from pounded cassava and plantain, taken with soup. Banku is prepared from milled maize grains and it is taken with hot pepper or soup. She is with the community group called Partners Trust Group. In this group, members guarantee for one another as social collateral to access a loan and peer pressure to repay the loan. Grace is in the photograph taken during her group meeting.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,732,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.2
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Grace to buy more raw materials like bags of maize, baskets of cassava, plantains, meat, fish and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2008
Sep 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009