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Sawura is a 30-year-old woman who is married and the mother of four children. Three of her children are in school while her last-born is breastfeeding.

Sawura operates a local food restaurant and has been in business for fifteen years now. She serves different kinds of local dishes such as banku, waakye and tuozafi. Banku is prepared from milled maize grains and it is taken with hot soup, waakye is prepared from local rice with beans, and tuozafi is prepared from milled cassava and maize and is taken with okra like soup. She has two assistants that assist in serving her customers with food and she pays them by the close of the work.

Sawura has many customers since her food is enjoyed by many Ghanaian as breakfast, lunch and supper. She wants to use the loan to buy more raw materials like bags of maize, cassava, rice, beans, cowhide, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood.

Sawura hopes to raise increased income to support her business and to include the sale of cereals in bags to her customers and to support her children’s education. She always saves parts of her profit for unforeseen occurrences. She would be grateful for your assistance.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sawura to buy more raw materials like bags of maize, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2009
Jan 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 2, 2010