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Akoua M. cooks and sells kenkey, a dish that is similar to a sourdough dumpling. Kenkey is made from fermented corn. Akoua is divorced and has five dependents, and she sees to the well-being of her home.

Akoua has been selling kenkey in Takoradi for some time now. Her loan will be used to buy more maize to prepare kenkey for sale. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to educate her dependents.

In this photo, Akoua has not yet prepared kenkey for the day. She is showing the pot she uses for cooking.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 26
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  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Akoua to buy more maize to prepare food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2011