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Yaa currently lives with her husband and six other children. She has one grandson who is in school but all her children are grownup and are living on their own.

Yaa is 54 years old and very supportive of her family. She trades in Chinese herbal medicines in bulk and is a manufacturer of local medicine. She combines herbs from the forest to prepare the local medicine which is proved to cure diseases like fever, piles, malaria, etc. She obtains her supply of Chinese medicines from importers in Kumasi and retails them (hand in hand) with the local medicine. She mostly sells through hawking in the local market centre.

Yaa wants the loan assistance to buy materials to prepare local medicine and to boost her stock to raise sales and create a substantial profit.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 29
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  • $12,522,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Yaa to buy materials to prepare local medicine and to boost her stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2009
Nov 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010