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Helena is divorced and has 7 children. Even though she did not receive any formal education, Helena is a successful businesswoman. She sells packaged biscuits in Apewosika (near Cape Coast). She has been actively involved in this business for about 3 years. As the sole breadwinner in the family, Helena uses her income to provide for the entire family. Helena will use the loan to purchase increased amounts of packaged biscuits, thus helping to improve her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Helena plans to diversify the type of products that she sells, adapting to her customers’ changing preferences.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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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 $250 helped Helena to purchase more packaged biscuits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2013