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Dorcas is thirty-one years old. She is divorced and has given birth to two children: a son and a daughter. Both of her children are still in school. As a single parent, she says she works very hard to be able to provide for the family. She lives with her children in a rented apartment in Dunkwa in the Central Region of Ghana.

Dorcas is a trader. She trades in vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, and other food items. She buys her goods from Kumasi and sells on a table at the market square. She has been in business for four years and wants a loan to buy goods in bulk to expand her business.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 26
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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 loan of $550 helped Dorcas to buy vegetables in bulk to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2009
Aug 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010