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Mary is a food vendor. She prepares and sells Ga-kenkey, a dish she serves with fried fish and vegetable sauce. She has been engaged in this business for three years. She and her husband live with their three children at Apowa, near Takoradi. Her husband works as a driver. She uses her income to assist her husband in supporting the family and paying the children’s school fees.

Mary's loan will be used to purchase bags of maize and fish, which she uses in preparing her kenkey.

She intends to use the new profits from her business to create a place for her customers to eat.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 13
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  • $12,276,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mary to purchase bags of maize and fish which she uses in preparing the kenkey that she offers for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2012
May 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 14, 2012