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Victoria is twenty-eight years old. She is divorced and has four kids who are currently in junior high and primary schools. Victoria lives with her children in an old family house. She trades in palm oil. She has been in business for five years. Her husband is a farmer.

She buys the palm oil from the local manufacturers in towns and villages and resells it to city dwellers. Palm oil is a local vegetable oil produced from palm fruits which have been cooked, pounded, sieved and boiled for hours. The reddish substance (the oil) is skimmed off and reboiled to expel water content. Victoria desires to use the loan to expand her business by buying the palm oil in bulk to be able to supply it to more customers and improve her finances.

About Ghana

  • $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 $625 helped Veronica to buy palm oil in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2009
Oct 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 25, 2010