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Humu M. is 52 years old. She is married and has given birth to two daughters. Both are married and living with their husbands.

Humu's husband is currently jobless due to an eye problem. Humu is a food vendor. She lives with her husband and some grandchildren in a family house in Mampong, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Humu prepares and sells a local dish called "Kokonte." It is produced from cassava flour. She buys the cassava from farmers in her community. The peeled cassava is dried in the sun for days and milled into fine flour. Kokonte is served hot with soup and many Ghanaians enjoy it for breakfast.

With the loan, she wants to procure cassava flour and other ingredients in bulk to improve the quality of her meal to win additional customers.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,736,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Humu buy maize and food ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2009
Apr 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009