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Kofi (which means "Friday born") is 56 years old, married and the father of six children. All of his children are in school, and he makes a living by running a grocery store where he sells items such as sugar, vegetable oil, bottled water, skimmed powdered milk and biscuits. He buys his supplies in Accra and sometimes from the nearby town of Cape Coast. It has been his dream to expand his business by adding new items to his inventory, and he is applying for this loan to buy drinks, bags of sugar, cartons of vegetable oil, boxes of biscuits and other items such as tomatoes, smoked fish, dried fish, onions, spices and groundnuts. His goal is to increase his income to support his children in school, and he is very grateful for the assistance he receives from Kiva lenders.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,521,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Kofi to buy assorted drinks, bags of sugar, cartons of bottled mineral water and biscuits and other items to sell to his customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2009
Jan 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 2, 2010