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Aliatu H. is thirty-nine years of age. She is married and has given birth to three children – two daughters and one son. Some of the children are in the senior high school while others are in the junior high and the primary schools. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a very busy commercial town called Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

Aliatu is a trader. She sells maize. She buys bags of maize from nearby farming communities and sells it in the community market. She supplies maize to food vendors in her community and treks to other towns to sell on their market days.

Aliatu has been in business for twelve years and wants a loan to buy bags of maize in bulk. Aliatu hopes to expand her business and increase her profit margin. It is her desire to sponsor her children to high levels in school.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 13
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  • $12,268,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Aliatu to buy bags of maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2009
May 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009