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Joyce M. is 36 years old. She is a married woman with four children, one male and three females. Two of her children are in senior high school while the others are in junior high and primary schools.

She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in Mampong, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Her husband is a commercial driver.

Joyce is a trader in yams. She procures yams from the north where she claims cost is economical. She sells in the local market. Joyce says most of her customers are food vendors. She has been in this business for nine years.

She wants a loan to procure more yams to supply to more customers. Joyce hopes to sponsor her children in school to high levels.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 31
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  • $11,710,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Joyce to procure more yams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009