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Due to difficult circumstances, Ama 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, Ama prepares and sells ‘Wakye’ (a traditional Ghanaian dish made primarily from beans, rice, and colored leaves) in her village of Engow (near Elmina). She has been doing so for about two years.

Ama is married to a farmer and, together, they have one child. Ama uses all her income to feed and provide for her family.

Ama will use the loan to purchase an increased amount of rice and beans, which will aid her in improving her overall ‘Wakye’ sales.

Ama wants to use the future profits from her expanded business to ensure that all her children are able to receive an education.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,268,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Ama to buy increased amounts of rice and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2013
Jul 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013