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Cecilia
Cecilia A., a 58-year-old trader, is a wife and mother of four children, two of whom who are currently in school.

She treks to buy foods, such as groundnuts, yams, onions, beans, and maize, and sells them in the local market. She also supplies larger portions to her customers who need to buy wholesale quantities. Cecilia says that, through this business, she has managed to support her first child, who has just completed senior high school.

She is requesting a loan to buy increased stock of yams, groundnuts, onions, maize and beans to expand her business. She hopes to increase her savings to support her children in school and to give them hope for the future.

She belongs to the Good Mind Trust Group. In this community group, members guarantee for one another as social collateral and assist one another to repay the loan. Her picture was taken during her group meeting.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,582,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.2
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Cecilia to buy more groundnuts, onions, maize and beans to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Oct 27, 2008
Listed
Oct 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 15, 2009