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Lydia is forty-seven years old. She is married and has given birth to seven children, all of whom are in school. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in a busy commercial town called Ejura in the Ashanti region of Ghana. She works to help her husband financially to provide for the family. Lydia is a food vendor. She cooks and sells rice with stew. She sells by the road side in the afternoons. She procures the goods from nearby towns. Lydia has been in business for over twenty years and wants a loan to procure bags of rice and other ingredients in bulk. She is hopeful of giving her children the best education she can afford.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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  • $12,270,275
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  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Lydia to buy bags of rice and other cooking ingredients in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 29, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010