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Salamatu I. is married and has two children. She has received a junior high education. Salamatu prepares tuo zaafi (often called TZ) at Abura for sale. Tuo zaafi is a local dish common with the people in the Northern Region of Ghana. It is either prepared from corn flour, sorghum flour or millet flour and accompanied with okro soup and groundnut soup with any kind of meat or fish of your choice. She has been doing this for six years. Her husband is a mason. Salamatu uses her income to help her husband take care of her family. Salamatu will use the loan to purchase more ingredients to prepare tuo zaafi to sell. With the new profits from her extended business, Salamatu plans to save to further her children’s education.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,610,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Salamatu to purchase more ingredients to prepare tuo zaafi to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 30, 2010