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Akua S. is forty-three years of age. She is the divorced mother of six children – one son and five daughters. She says some are in the senior high while others are in the junior high and the primary schools. She lives with her children in a rented apartment in a very busy commercial town called Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

Akua is a trader, trading in printed textiles. She buys printed textiles from the depots in Kumasi at a cost-effective price. She hawks (sells door-to-door) in her community. Akua also treks to other towns to sell on their market days.

She has been in business for two years and wants a loan to procure textiles in bulk. She is hopeful to expand her business and increase her profit margin. Akua desires to sponsor her children in school to high levels.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Akua to buy printed textiles in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2009
Jun 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009