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Bethel Group
In this Group: Rose, Lamatu, Talatu, Afia, Lydia, Doris, Joyce
Rose sells pastries. She is 59 years old, married and has five children, all in school. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment the town of Wiawso in the Western Region of Ghana. Wiawso is a commercial and farming town.

Rose is the leader of a trust bank group called Bethel. The group members are engaged either in farming or trading activities. They supply their local market and nearby communities, and sometimes trek to nearby community markets. They want a loan to buy goods in bulk to expand their businesses.

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
  • 19
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,624,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bethel Group's $2,400 loan helped a member to buy stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2009
Sep 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2010