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Hawa I. is a 25-year-old. She is single and a mother with one child who is currently in primary school. She is very hard-working and resourceful for her family. She sells bags of maize, and she also sells food in her neighborhood. She has been selling "kenkey" for the past six years now. Hawa prepares kenkey from milled maize. It is well packed in maize leaves and it is left to boil for 2 hours to be served with hot pepper or any gravy stew together with fried fish.

Hawa obtains her supply of foodstuffs like maize, vegetables, and charcoal from the surrounding villages near Abofour. Hawa then retails them to her customers. She wants to use the loan to buy bulk supplies of charcoal, maize, fish and vegetables to increase her inventory, especially in this season of "hamatan" where demand for her goods is high. She hopes the loan will enable her to increase her savings to pay her child's educational fees and also to save part to restock her inventory. Hawa belongs to a village bank called ‘Naomi’. She hopes to receive a loan in the amount of GHS 700 to make business progress by restocking her inventory.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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  • $11,972,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.3
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Hawa to buy bulk supplies of charcoal, maize, fish etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Feb 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009