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Janet B. is 54 years old. She is a married mother of six children. She says three children are working while three are still in school, in senior and junior high. Janet 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.

Janet is a trader. She trades in fashion accessories such as unisex belts, ladies’ bags and other leather products. She buys the products directly from the producers in the regional capital. She says she treks to towns to sell and also hawks in her community.

Janet has been in business for eight years and wants a loan to procure more goods. She hopes to give her children the best education she can afford.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 24
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  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Janet to buy fashion accessories for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009