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Adwowa cooks the traditional corn and cassava dough, banku, for sale. Adwowa serves her banku recipe with fried fish, peppers and tomatoes sauce in Asafora near Cape Coast. She is a widow and has five children.

Adwowa has been in this business for 20 years now. She uses her income to take care of the general upkeep of her family. Her loan will be used to purchase a greater quantity of maize and fish that she needs in preparing her banku and accompanying side dishes for sale. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to build a better stall for the sale of her prepared food.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Adwowa to purchase bags of maize and fish, which she uses in preparing her banku (traditional corn and cassava dough) for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013