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Ekua
Ekua is a widow with five children who lives in the village of Nyame Bekyer near Cape Coast. She is the sole breadwinner in the entire family and so must provide for all of them. For the past nine years she has cooked and sold kenkey, a traditional Ghanaian dish made of fermented corn or cassava dough that is partially cooked, then steamed and served rolled in banana leaves.


Ekua is applying for a 800 GHS loan from CRAN to buy increased amounts of corn and cassava and so increase her kenkey production. With new profits from her expanded business, Ekua plans to further diversify the types of food that she sells so as to attract more customers.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,268,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Ekua to buy increased amounts of corn and cassava to make kenkey.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 7, 2013
Listed
Mar 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013