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Ofori A. is 32 years old, and is married with one child who is currently in school. Ofori is an experienced taxi driver and he also runs a grocery store. He has been involved in these businesses for five and seven years respectively.

Due to his good customer service, a lot of people buy items from Ofori's shop. He sells milk, Milo, sugar, soap, toiletries, candy, biscuits and so on. He works as a taxi driver from morning to late afternoon, and opens his grocery shop in the evening when his customers have returned from work. He sells his grocery items from a shed and hopes for the opportunity to acquire his own store.

Ofori wants to use his loan money to buy, for example, more bags of rice and sugar, and cartons of milk and Milo. He hopes to increase his income in order to support his child’s education. He belongs to a community group, called Honesty Group, where members guarantee for one another as a means of collateral.

About Ghana

  • $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 $475 helped Ofori to purchase more grocery items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 1, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010