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Although she has received no prior formal education, Mercy is an entrepreneur. She specializes in selling bowls and plastic buckets in Asebu Ekrokul (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for 6 years.

Mercy is married and has 8 children. Her husband works for the lottery. The proceeds from her business go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees. Mercy will use the loan to purchase more bowls and plastic buckets, which will help improve overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Mercy plans to further diversify the type of products that she sells, hence adapting to changing customer preferences.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 36
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  • $12,522,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Mercy to purchase more bowls and plastic buckets for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013