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Asomdwehene 1 Group
In this Group: Rita, Adwoa, Abena, Constance, Grace, Martha, Benjiman
Rita is 32 years old and the group leader. She is married and the mother of three kids. She is a food vendor who prepares and sells kenkey in her neighborhood. Kenkey is prepared from milled maize grains, which are cooked and taken with hot pepper and fried fish. She has many customers since many Ghanaians enjoy kenkey at breakfast, lunch, and supper. In addition, she also sells raw food, such as bags of maize, at the market square. She has been selling kenkey for ten years now. She wants to use the loan to buy more raw materials like bags of maize, meat, fish, vegetables, and firewood. She hopes to raise more income to support her children - especially in their education.

She is the leader of a trust bank group called ‘Asomdwehene 1’ which literally means 'prince of peace.' She is the one sitting in front in the group photograph. Most of the members of this group are petty traders, food vendors, and/or farmers. In this group, members vouch for one another as social collateral to access the loan and apply peer pressure to repay the loan.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 23
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Asomdwehene 1 Group's $2,350 loan helped a member to buy more raw materials like bags of maize, meat, fish, vegetables, and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2009
Aug 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 25, 2010