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Mary O. is 47 years old and is married and the mother of four children. Through hard work and dedication she has managed to cater for all her children in school. She lives with her husband and children at Adawso which is a suburb of Suhum in the eastern region of Ghana.

Mary prepares and sells gari and beans with fried ripe plantain (gari is a fried cassava dish), this food is popularly called ‘Red, Red’. It is enjoyed by many Ghanaians because the nutrients help build the body.

Mary has many customers because her food is very tasty and affordable to buy. This has increased the demand for her food. She is therefore requesting your loan support to buy more bags of beans, gari and ripe plantains to meet the daily demands of her customers. She would be grateful for your support.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 25
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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 $475 helped Mary to buy beans and ripe plantain for food production and sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010