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Efua is divorced and has 5 children. Even though she did not receive any formal education, Efua is a successful businesswoman. She 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 Apewosika (near Cape Coast). She has been actively involved in this business for about 8 years. As the sole breadwinner in the family, Efua uses her income to provide for the entire family. Efua will use the loan to purchase large amounts of maize and cassava, thus aiding her to improve her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Efua plans to further diversify the type of products that she sells, hence adapting to changing customer preferences.

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 Efua to purchase large amounts of maize and cassava.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2013
Jun 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2013