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Rose is a married woman with four children. She is into palm oil production in Wegbe, Hohoe, which she has done since 2008 after she got married and realized her husband's finances alone couldn’t keep the home going. Her husband is a driver. Rose uses her income to assist in catering for the home. Rose will use the loan to purchase firewood and heads of palm fruit. With the new profits from her expanded business, Rose plans to save and acquire a bigger pot for larger production. To prepare palm oil locally, she washes the palm fruit and boils it until it becomes soft and tender. She scoops the cooked fruit into a big mortar and gently pounds it with a pestle to avoid damaging the nut. She then scoops the pounded fruit into a bowl. Water is then added to the pounded fruit. The mixture of water and the pounded fruit is squeezed and filtered to get the juice out and the chaff removed. The chaff is sometimes used by the local people to light charcoal fires. The juice is boiled again and as it boils, the fresh oil will float to the surface of the pot. The oil is fetched from the surface, put into another pot, and left to cool.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,610,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Rose to purchase firewood and heads of palm fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013