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Esi is married and has seven children. She has received no formal education. Esi sells wakey (a traditional Ghanaian rice dish) in Akonoma (near Cape Coast), which she has done for 30 years. Her husband is a farmer.

Esi uses her income to help her support her husband and pay the family's general expenses. Esi will use the loan to purchase ingredients to prepare her wakey recipe. With the new profits from her expanded business, Esi plans to further expand her enterprise and venture into newer markets.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,610,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Esi to purchase ingredients for her wakey recipe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013