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Afua A. is 50 years old. She is married and has six children, three boys and three girls. She says almost all her children are mature and living independently. The last-born is currently in junior high school. She lives with her husband, a cocoa farmer, and the last-born child in a family house in a small farming community called Nkwateng in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The major occupation of the inhabitants, the men in particular, is farming. Most of the women, however, are into trading activities and palm oil production.

Afua is into palm oil production. She says she procures palm fruits from the local farmers and nearby farms and adds to what she harvests from her own farm. She distributes to customers who come to buy in bulk and retail. Afua wants a loan to procure palm fruits in bulk so that she can produce the oil in bulk and distribute to her increasing number of customers. She has been in business for 10 years and hopes to improve her living standard.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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  • $11,959,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Afua to procure palm nuts in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009