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Faustina M. started her fish business fourteen years ago in Eguase in the central region of Ghana. Faustina prepares and serves her customers very tasty and good quality fish, so many customers buy from her stand. She has has eighteen years of experience in serving customers.

She buys stocks of fish from the fishermen and fries them at a nearby stand. She has a strong customer base and her customers travels from the other part of the region to buy her fish. She also sells bags of maize in bulk to her customers who prepare kenkey (corn dumplings).

She is now forty years old. She is married and the mother of five children. Her husband is a mason. Currently, three of her children are working while the rest are still in school.

She wants to use the loan to buy larger stocks of assorted fish, vegetable oil and bags of maize to increase sales and income and to support her children's educational needs and business growth. She belongs to the village bank called Awake. She also hope to receive GH¢1000 to improve her business by restocking her inventory.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 36
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  • $11,958,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Faustina to buy more fried fish and bags of maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009