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Irene is a 32-year-old trader with two children and is married to James, a 40-year-old mason (one who builds houses).
She has been with ID Ghana for the past two years and is doing very good with both her business and family.

She sells second-hand cloths for the past five years now. She hawks from Mondays through Saturdays, a routine she has gone through with her mother. "Being a trader has been very good to me with ID Ghana making loan available for me." She is displayed some of the products in the photograph.

This is her fifth loan. She needed 600 Ghanian cedis (GHS) to buy more dresses to sell to her customers. She has been able, out of this business and with the help of her husband, to educate their children to the high school level.

This she eludes to her joining ID Ghana (her second family).

Additional Information

About ID Ghana

ID Ghana is a microfinance NGO that provides financial and social services to underserved urban communities in Accra. ID Ghana’s socially-oriented business model provides clients with a number of social services, including financial literacy training, group discussions led by peer educators on health and nutrition education, child schooling, basic medical services, and counseling and legal services for women victims of violence.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Irene to buy more clothes to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013