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Ohene Ba Group
In this Group: Mary, Hajia, Alice, Gladys, Ebenezer
Mary is a thirty-six year old married mother of four children. All of her children are in school. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a commercially-dominated community. Mary is a food vendor. She prepares and sells rice porridge. Mary is the leader of a trust bank group called ‘Ohene ba’, literally meaning "prince/princess". The members of the group are mainly merchants. They are hard working, trust themselves and want the loan to invest in their businesses. Mary, the group leader, is seated.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,624,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ohene Ba Group's $1,750 loan helped a member to buy stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2009
Jan 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 2, 2010