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Lydia A. is 32 years old, and is married with a son and a daughter, both of whom are in primary school. She lives with her two children and husband in a rented apartment in the farming/commercial town of Takorase, near Akim Oda, in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Her husband is a farmer and she works to support him financially.

Lydia is a trader in jewels of all kinds and childrenswear. She sells at her local market as well as trekking to other towns to sell on their market days. Lydia buys her materials from wholesalers in Accra. She has been in business for four years now, and is requesting a loan to purchase goods in bulk in order to expand her business. She hopes to give her children the best education she can afford.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Lydia to purchase jewels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2009
May 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009