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Although she has received no prior formal education, Esther is an entrepreneur. She specializes in preparing and selling ‘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). She usually sells her ‘Banku’ in the Ankaful Prison area (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in preparing and selling ‘Banku’ for four years. Esther is married and has five children. Her husband works as a security guard. The proceeds from her business normally go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees. Esther wants to use her loan to purchase a greater quantity of cassava and maize, thus increasing her current inventory levels. As a result, this will allow her to sell greater quantities of her tasty ‘Banku’. In the long term, Esther plans to reinvest the future profits back into her business, thus helping her expand and meet the rising customer demands.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,624,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Esther to purchase a greater quantity of cassava and maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2013
Jun 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2013