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Even though Assana grew up in poverty, without an education, this has not stopped her from fulfilling her dream of achieving a better life for herself and her family. Currently, Assana is an entrepreneur. She sells local dishes in her chop bar (roadside restaurant/bar) in ASEKAI, near Cape Coast. Since she began it 20 years ago, her business enterprise has grown substantially. She uses the income from her business to help her husband raise their 4 children. Assana has identified that there are growing demands among consumers for her product. Nevertheless, she is unable to meet their needs due to limited inventory. Thus, she plans to use her loan to purchase more ingredients to prepare her local dishes to sell. With the new profits from her expanded business, Assana wants to ensure that all her children will be given the opportunity to further distance their family from poverty.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 24
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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 $500 helped Assana to purchase more ingredients to prepare her local dishes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 20, 2014