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Ata Y. is 35-years old. He is married and has three children, two sons and a daughter. The children are in junior high and primary schools. He lives with his wife and children in a rented apartment in a town called Kofiase. Kofiase is a farming/trading community near Dormaa, the district capital, in the Brong Ahafo region. His wife is a seamstress. Ata is a herbalist. From local herbs, he manufactures ointments and concoctions which he distributes to drug store operators in his community. He also hawks and treks to other towns to sell his products. He procures his raw materials from Dormaa, the district capital. Ata has been in business for seven years and is requesting a loan to procure raw materials in bulk. He is hopeful to expand his business and give his children the best of education he can afford.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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  • $12,268,050
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  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Ata to buy herbs in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2009
May 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009