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Alima sells charcoal at Nyame Bekyere and she has been in business for five years. In front of Alima are packages of charcoal ready for sale. She is married and has seven children. Her husband is a retried security officer. She uses her income to help her husband pay their utility bills.

Alima will use her loan to purchase bags of charcoal to sell. With the new profit from her expanded business, Alima hopes to produce the charcoal herself.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 26
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  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.7
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Alima to purchase bags of charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2012