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Mary G. is fifty-three years old. She is married and has given birth to four children, three sons and one daughter. According to her, one is in senior high school while the others are in junior high school. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in a busy fishing/commercial town called Mankessim, near Cape Coast in the Central region of Ghana.

Mary works very hard to help her husband provide for the family. Mary is a food vendor. She sells kenkey (a fermented maize dish) and fried fish. She prepares it in her house and sells by the roadside in the daytime. Mary procures bags of maize and other ingredients from the local market. She has been in business for over eight years and wants a loan to procure bags of maize and other ingredients in bulk. She is hopeful to expand her business and give her children the best of education she can afford.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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  • $12,524,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Mary to procure bags of maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2009
May 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009