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Akua A. is forty years old. She is married and has given birth to four children: two daughters and two sons. She says one of her children has completed the junior high school while the others are in the primary schools. She says she lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a farming/commercial town called Achiase, near Akim Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Akua works to support her husband financially to provide for the family. Akua’s husband is a farmer.

Akua is a trader. She prepares and sells pastries such as meat pies, doughnuts, chips (french fries), etc. Akua distributes to retailers in her community. She procures her goods from wholesalers in Oda and other nearby towns.

Akua has been in business for six years and wants a loan to procure goods in bulk to expand her business. She is hopeful to sponsor all her children to the university level.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 29
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  • $12,522,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Akua to procure goods in bulk to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009