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Stella O. is 40 years old, married and the mother of two children. Currently she has all her kids in school. Stella is an entrepreneur, and with lots of hard work she manages various businesses such as baking, selling costume jewelry, and selling ladies' slippers for the past 8, 2 and 6 years respectively. She sells in the community market of New Edubiase, a suburb of Obuasi where she lives with her household.

Stella enjoys selling and it is through this that she obtains her source of livelihood. She is requesting this loan to purchase more baking materials such as flour, margarine, sugar, etc., slippers and jewelry to bolster her stock. Stella believes that she can make lots of proceeds from the businesses especially this Christmas season where lots of her customers buy in bulk, and it is her desire to save more to give her kids a better future through quality education.

Stella belongs to the community group called Philippians Trust Group. Members in this group agree to guarantee and support one another to repay the loan.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 40
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  • $11,736,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.2
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Stella to buy bags of rice, baking flour, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2008
Dec 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009