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Ama is divorced and has an only child. Even though she did not receive any formal education, Ama is a successful businesswoman. She sells fried and smoked fish in Esissamkrom (near Cape Coast). She has been actively involved in this business for about seven years. As the sole breadwinner in the family, Ama uses her income to provide for the entire family.

Ama will use the loan to purchase increased amounts of fish to smoke and fry, thus aiding her to improve her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Ama plans to further diversify the type of products that she sells, hence adapting to changing customer preferences.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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  • $12,624,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Ama to purchase increased amounts of fish to smoke and fry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013