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Dorcas B. is 43 years old. She is a married woman with four children. Through the support of her husband she is taking care of two children who are pursuing degree programs at the university. The other two are also in school. She lives with her family at Twifo in the central region of Ghana.

For the past seven years until now, Dorcas has been baking bread and other pastries like cake, doughnuts etc. In taking care of her household, and in spite of the challenges she faces, she bakes sugar bread, wheat bread, etc. and retails them to her customers. She says she makes sure her food quality meets her customer’s expectations. Her customers book their order in advance and before they come their order is ready. She also retails to individuals for their morning breakfast through hawking (that is house-to-house selling).

She says the price of commodities is increasing which is making it difficult to buy more raw materials from the market and the daily demand for bread is high. Dorcas needs the loan to buy more bags of flour, sugar, margarine, milk and firewood etc. She said your assistance would be much welcome. Dorcas belongs to a group called Amen. With the loan she believes she can save more to support her husband in taking care of the children's educational needs.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 13
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  • $12,270,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Dorcas to buy baking materials like bags of flour, sugar, margarine, yeast and firewood etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009