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Abena prepares corn dough, kenkey, for sale in the markets in and around Elmina. In front of Abena is a large batch of the corn dough she prepares. She will cover small portions of the corn dough with banana leaves and sell these smaller packages to customers. This is the traditional kenkey recipe and the way Abena's mother made her kenkey when Abena was a child. Abena is married to a farmer in her community and they have nine children together. She uses her income to support her husband with the general upkeep of their family. Abena needs this loan to purchase larger bags of maize and banana leaves for her kenkey production. With the new profit Abena will expand her business.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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  • $12,521,275
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  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Abena purchase bags of maize and banana leaves for her kenkey (corn dough) production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013