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Yaa is a 37-year-old local restaurant operator. She is married and has four children. Three are currently in school in the community where they live. She prepares and sells local foods like fufu, banku and other local dishes. Fufu is prepared from pounded cassava and plantain and is eaten with all kinds of soup. Banku is prepared from milled maize grains and it is eaten with hot pepper or soup. With her tasty meals, Yaa has attracted lots of customers in the area she serves. Therefore, it has become necessary to employ additional hands to assist her in food delivery.

Yaa says the price of raw materials has gone up significantly and she needs the support of this loan to enable her to meet her production requirements. With this loan, she wants to purchase more raw materials like bags of maize, baskets of cassava, plantain, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood to prepare the meals. Her ambition is to provide educational support for her children.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,617,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Yaa to buy maize, cassava, plantain, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 7, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 4, 2010