A loan of $225 helped buy bags of rice, tomatoes, cooking oil, fish, and other items to prepare her food for sale.


Ekua's story

Ekua cooks plain rice and serves it with tomato sauce, macroni, and fried fish, which she has done for 35 years. She is widow and has nine dependents. Ekua uses her earnings to pay her children’s school fees and other household expenses.

Ekua is showing some of the raw rice that she cooks for sale, but it's not enough. She needs a loan from Kiva to enable her to buy bags of rice, tomatoes, cooking oil, fish, and other items to prepare her food for sale. She anticipates reinvesting the new profit.


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