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Kpanmanga  - Tamalgu Group
In this Group: Sa-Ada , Afi , Wumbei, Adisah , Sanatu , Kande , Ayi , Alima , Afishetu , Ayi , Adisah , Meeli , Ayi , Fuseina , Ayi , Asmawu , Arishetu , Azara , Alima , Sadia , Fati , Sanatu , Kaasua
Alima is 30 years old and has five children. She is a member of a shea nut processing women's group from Tamalgu in the northern region of Ghana. Alima is the fifth person as you count among the squatting group members from your right as you face their photo. Their group is called ‘Kpangmanga-Tamalgu’ Women Association.

Alima has been in this business with 22 others for the past three years. The group needs a loan of GHS 6,900. Alima will use her portion of the loan to buy four bags of shea nuts to process premium shea butter for the export market. There are available off-taker organizations and individuals who buy the shea butter she processes.

Alima intends to expand the business venture and thereby increase her income, repay the loan, stay in business and help her children to have a better education and better food to eat.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed to help farmers and other workers finance a range of activities including cultivation, inputs, harvesting, processing and marketing of different agricultural produce. Shea nut pickers and processors in rural Ghana will use these loans to access funding to process premium quality nuts and butter for international buyers. The funding goes towards the purchase of equipment, labor, and working capital during the processing period. Grameen Ghana links the borrowers with international buyers in order to eliminate intermediaries and realize better value for their produce. By funding this loan, you are helping ensure the success and job stability of farmers including that of Shea nut pickers and processors.

About Grameen Ghana

Grameen Ghana is a microfinance institution that aims to alleviate poverty in Northern Ghana by empowering underserved communities through financial services and educational training. The organization provides clients with loans for agricultural workers, shea nut processors, and for solar lighting purchases. At the same time, it promotes holistic development for clients through credit and financial literacy courses, savings programs and more. Kiva lenders’ funds are enabling Grameen Ghana to grow and develop its high-demand agribusiness/shea loans and solar energy loans.

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
  • 42
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,732,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kpanmanga - Tamalgu Group's $2,250 loan helped a member to buy shea nuts to make premium shea butter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014