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Wunzooya – Kpataribogu Group
In this Group: Asana , Safura , Fuseina , Sanatu , Ayishetu , Fati , Adisah , Adisah , Salamatu , Amina , Fatimata , Fuseina , Fati , Niinpaga , Boya , Rukaya , Zuweira , Adisah , Samata , Samata Bila, Balma , Sabratu , Abiba , Awabu , Yabpaga , Salamatu , Fuseina
Safura is 45 years old and married with five children. Safura is a member of a shea butter processing group called Wunzooya-Kpataribogu from a village called Kpataribogu in Ghana's Northern Region.

Safura has been doing this business with her other colleagues in the Wunzooya-Kpataribogu group for the past four years. The group has asked for a loan of 8,100 GHS. Safura’s share of it would be used to buy five bags of shea nuts and some fuel to power the processing of the shea nuts. There are available off-taker organizations and individuals who buy the shea butter Safura processes because of its premium quality.

Safura hopes to continuously expand this business to a point where she can directly build a market network in Europe and the USA for her shea butter product. She also hopes to grow her income, be able to repay this loan, and take good care of the children's education and health.

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
  • 41
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,736,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.3
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Wunzooya – Kpataribogu Group's $2,450 loan helped a member to buy five bags of shea nuts and some fuel to power the processing of the shea nuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015