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Janet
Janet A. is 40 years old. She is a divorced mother with three children. She says it is not easy being a single mother. Her children are still in school; senior high and junior high school. Janet lives with her children in a rented apartment in a fishing community called Aquase, near Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.


Janet is a trader and food vendor. She sells kenkey and trades in other food stuffs such as plantains and potatoes. She prepares kenkey in-house and sells by the road side in the evenings. Kenkey is served hot with pepper and fried fish. It is prepared from maize (corn dough). Janet procures the raw materials – maize, fish, vegetables, etc. from the local market. She says that sometimes she travels to nearby towns to buy at better prices.


Janet has been in business for eight years and wants a loan to procure raw materials in bulk. She is hopeful to give her children the best education she can afford.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,598,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Janet procure bags of maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 26, 2009
Listed
Apr 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2009