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Elizabeth W. is a trader of timber products, like plywood, in the community where she lives. Through handwork and self determination, she hires dogma machines from people who cut the timber directly from the bush for her. There has being frequent breakdowns of the machines preventing her from receiving her weekly supply of timber.

Elizabeth is requesting a loan to acquire two dogma machines so she doesn't have to rely on hiring others dogma machines. She plans to employ helpers to assist her in cutting the timber. With this loan, she will be more self-sufficient to meet the demand of her clients who travel from the city to buy her timber. Timber is processed into wood products and used for a variety of crafts. Elizabeth wants the best for her children and to cater to all their school needs, which will be more possible with your help.

She is thirty-eight years old, married with three children. Her two oldest are in high school studying reading, visual arts and science, while the youngest is breastfeeding.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,967,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.3
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Elizabeth elizabeth wants the loan to buy two dogma machines to cut timber.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2009
Jan 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009