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Although she has received no formal education, Abenawa is an entrepreneur. She prepares and sells Banku, 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. Abenawa can be found selling Banku in Abrishia (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for a number of years. Abenawa is married and has three children. Her husband works as a farmer. The proceeds from her Banku business normally go toward helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees. Abenawa will use the loan to purchase increased amounts of maize and cassava, which she hopes will improve her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Abenawa plans to diversify the type of products that she sells and adapt to changing customer preferences.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,522,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Abenawa to purchase increased amounts of maize and cassava to improve her overall sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2013
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013