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Esi A. sells smoked fish. She sells the fish on a tabletop at the market square. She supplies retailers and food vendors in her community. Esi buys cartons of fresh fish from big cold stores in Kumasi. She has been in business for ten years and wants a loan to buy goods in bulk.

Esi is the mother of five children: three sons and two daughters, who are currently in senior high, junior high and primary schools. She is 54 years old and married. Her husband works with a local sawmill firm. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in Dwenase, a suburb of Sefwi-Wiawso in the Western Region of Ghana. She desires to expand her business and give her children the best education she can afford.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,624,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Esi to buy fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010