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Aba is a thirty-four-year-old married mother of two children, both of whom are in school. She operates a small roadside store near the coastal town of Elmina.

Because she lives in a fishing community, she will use the proceeds of the loan to buy fish hooks to sell to the local fisherman. She also wants to start selling yams – a Ghanaian staple. In addition to adding inventory to her store, Aba hopes to use some of the loan to improve her store’s appearance and to replace some of the older wooden beams.

Aba is a member of the "God is Alive" lending group. The lending group uses a type of social collateral where each member of the group applies pressure on other members to ensure payment.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 19
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  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Aba to buy yams and fishhooks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2008
Apr 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 30, 2008