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Elizabeth is a 46-year-old married mother of five children who are in school. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a farming town in the western region of Ghana. Most of the inhabitants practice farming alongside other trading activities. Elizabeth is a food vendor. She prepares and sells rice with stew. She prepares the food in her house and sells in a kiosk by the roadside in her community. Elizabeth buys the raw materials from nearby communities. She has been in business for over 20 years and wants a loan to procure bags of rice and other ingredients in bulk to expand her business.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,522,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Elizabeth to buy bags of rice in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010