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Emilia K. is thirty-five years old. She is divorced but provides for her three children, two girls and a boy. One has completed junior high school and the others are still in school. She lives with her youngest child in the farming community of Simpa, in western Ghana. The two older children live with their grandmother.

Emilia is a seamstress by profession. She finished her apprenticeship some years ago and has been running her own business. She makes and sells clothing for school children. She buys fabric from wholesalers in the nearby big towns and offers a variety of designs for children. She also does custom work for clients who come in with their own fabrics and patterns. She owns the shop in which she works. She would use this loan to buy fabric, such as cotton, linen, and polyester, and other sewing accessories, such as linings and pins. Emilia's goal is to work hard and save enough money to acquire a bigger and better workshop.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,732,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Emilia to buy fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009