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Akua is forty – five years old. She is widowed and has give birth to three children, all in school. She lives with her children in a rented apartment in a town called Wiawso in the Western Region of Ghana. Wiawso is a commercial and farming town. Akua is a food vendor. She cooks and sells porridge. She sells on a table top by a road side in her community. She also sells on a local school compound. She buys bags of maize, beans and other ingredients from nearby towns. Akua has been in business for ten years and wants a loan to buy goods in bulk to expand her business.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 13
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  • $12,268,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Akua to buy maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2009
Sep 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2010