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Maame, who is married to a fisherman, has eight dependents. She assists her husband in the general upkeep of the home and also sells boodo, a local baked dish made from flour, sugar, maize and other ingredients in Elmina, a fishing community in Cape Coast.

Maame will use the loan to purchase maize, flour and sugar, and plans to put the new profits from her expanded business toward the acquisition of some land. In the photo, Maame is shown squatting close to the oven she uses to cook her product.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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  • $12,624,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maame to purchase maize, flour and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 23, 2011