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Mena cooks banku and serves it with okra soup and fish, at Akonoma, near Cape Coast. She is married and has three children. Her husband is a mason. She supports her husband to educate, feed and clothe her children.

Mena will use her loan to purchase bags of maize, vegetables, fish and other ingredients, to use in cooking her banku for sale. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to establish a stall in which she can sell her food.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mena to purchase larger quantities of the ingredients she uses, to cook her banku for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013