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Mariama A. is single and has no children. She has received schooling through junior high. Mariama sells ladies' underwear, fabric, and powder in Elmina, which she has done since 2007. Mariama contributes towards the living expenses of her younger siblings; she uses her income to buy textbooks and other basic needs for her them .

Mariama will use the loan as additional capital to enable her increase the sale of ladies underwear, fabric, and powder to meet the increase in demand by her customers. Mariama plans to reinvest the new profits from her expanded business, further expanding her trade.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 21
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  • $12,624,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mariama purchase of additional inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 24, 2009