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Salamatu I. is thirty-five years old and married with three children. She lives with her family in a town in Ghana called Atebubu. Atebubu is a farming community. The inhabitants produce food crops like maize, yams, millet, beans, etc. Her first born has completed senior high school while the last two are in junior high school.

She sells products like beans, soya beans, groundnuts, rice, etc and other food items like vegetable cooking oil. She has been in business for twelve years. Salamatu buys her cereals and other goods from surrounding villages and the farmers in her locality. She sells in the local market on a table top.

Salamatu says that food vendors come to her to buy in large quantities and so, wants a larger working capital to buy goods in bulk to be able to meet the demands of her customers. She, therefore, wants the loan for this purpose.

Salamatu is in the “Do Good” Trust Bank group. The group members guarantee one another as collateral to access the loan

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,598,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.3
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Salamatu to buy cereals – beans, rice, groundnuts, etc in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2008
Dec 22, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009