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Due to difficult circumstances, Cecilia did not have access to any form of formal education, yet this has not stopped her from achieving her dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Currently, Cecilia prepares and sells banku for a living (a traditional Ghanaian dish made using fermented corn/cassava dough that is mixed proportionally and cooked in hot water into a smooth, whitish, consistent paste).

She normally sells her banku in Asebu Ekrokul (near Cape Coast). She has been doing so for about 10 years.

She is married and has four children. Due to the fact that her husband is retired, Cecilia uses all her income to feed and provide for her entire family.

She will use the loan to purchase an increased amount of maize and cassava, which will aid her in improving her overall banku sales. Cecilia wants to use the future profits from her expanded business to ensure that all her children are able to receive an education.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 19
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  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Cecilia to purchase an increased amount of maize and cassava.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013