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Janet A. is 65 years old. She is widowed and has seven children, one female and six males. She says she lost her husband very long ago and decided not to marry again. She says all her children are married and living independently. She lives with some of her grandchildren in a rented apartment in a small farming community called Nkwateng in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The major occupation of the dwellers, the men in particular, is farming. Most of the women, however, are into trading activities and palm oil production.
Janet says she been farming ever since she was young. She cultivates both food crops and cash crops such as cocoa, palm nuts, plantain, etc. She sells her farm produce, the food crops, to retailers and food vendors in her community. Janet says she wants a loan to procure agro-chemicals such as fertilizers, insecticides, etc. to be able to practice modern farming practices. She aspires to give her grandchildren the support they need for their education.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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  • $11,588,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Janet to procure agro-chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009