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Zina is a wife and mother of six children who are currently in school. She is a forty-four year old trader who trades in charcoal, maize & corn dough. Charcoal is a very popular source of energy for cooking in many traditional Ghanaian homes. Zina obtains her supply of charcoal from Afram plains and retails them to her customers. She wants to use the loan to buy more charcoal and maize to increase her inventory. She believes the loan will enable her to increase her savings and allow her to provide her children with their educational needs. She belongs to the community group called Olivet Trust Group. In this group, members guarantee for one another as social collateral and provide support to one another to repay the loan.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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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 $725 helped Zina to purchase more charcoal and maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2009
May 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009