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Joana A. is twenty-eight years old. She is married and has three children who are all still in school. They are all in the basic school. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in a fishing community called Aquase, near Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.

Joana works hard to make some income to help her husband in providing for the family. She is a trader. She deals in provisions such as milk, sugar, candies, bread, etc. Joana procures the goods from the wholesale dealers in the regional capital, Cape Coast, and sells in her community. She says she owns the shop in which she sells her groceries. She has been in business for eight years and wants a loan for more goods to stock her shop.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 33
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  • $11,572,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Joana for grocery store inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009