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Mary A. is fifty-two years old. She is married and has given birth to nine children: three females and six males. She says three of her children are currently in school, senior high and junior high schools. Some have completed some schooling and are working for a while before they continue. Mary lives with her family in a rented house in Offinso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Mary is a hardworking woman. She runs two businesses at the same time. She treks oranges to the northern parts of the country and also distributes yams to the food vendors in her community. She buys oranges and tubers of yam from the farmers in her community and from the surrounding villages. She wants a loan to procure oranges and yams in bulk to be able to distribute to more customers. It is Mary’s dream to send her children to university and to help her husband put up a family house.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,732,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.3
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Mary to procure yams and oranges in bulk to be able to sell more widely.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2009
Feb 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009