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Mavis A. is thirty years old, a divorced wife and mother of one child. Mavis lives with her child in Madina, a suburb in Ghana, in a family house. She loves fashion very much and as a result, she trades in jewelry such as earrings, necklaces and other fashionable accessories including beads. She has been selling jewelry for the last eight years.

Mavis buys her stock of jewelry from Togo and Benin because jewelry in these countries is very affordable. She hawks her goods from house to house and also treks to nearby markets to sell. Mavis wants to use the loan to buy jewelry in bulk so she can trek to other markets. Mavis is in a group called “Yayra’ (Blessing) Trust Bank in her community. The members in the group guarantee for one another as collateral to access the loan and provide support to one another in handling repayment.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,582,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.3
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Mavis to buy jewelry in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009