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Ekua cooks banku (fermented and cooked corn or cassava dough) for sale at Mfuom near Abura. She serves her banku with soup, vegetable stew, and pepper sauce and fish. Ekua is a widow and has 3 children. She uses her income to support her children. Her loan will be used to buy bags of maize and cassava to prepare banku. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to start a restaurant.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Ekua to purchase bags of maize and cassava for preparation of the banku she sells.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 5, 2012