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Mariama S., is twenty-eight years old, married, and has three children who are in school. Mariama lives with her family at Bawjiase in Ghana. She runs a small provisions kiosk in her neighborhood. She also sells food items such as macaroni, tomatoes, etc. on a table top in front of her kiosk. She has been in business for seven years. Mariama buys her goods from wholesalers in the city and markets in nearby towns. She desires to buy the goods in bulk whenever she travels to the city in order to minimize the problem of frequent trips. She is a member of a group called “Shining Star”. The group members guarantee for one another as collateral to access the loan and provide support in handling repayment.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 19
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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 Mariama to buy groceries in bulk for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 1, 2009
May 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009