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Due to difficult circumstances Esi 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, Esi prepares and sells ‘Kenkey’ (a traditional Ghanaian dish made from corn dough and is wrapped in banana leaves) in her village of Akatakyiwa (near Cape Coast). She has been doing so for about 5 years. She is married to a mason, and together they have 3 children. Esi uses all her income to feed and provide for her family. Esi will use the loan to purchase an increased amount of maize, which will aid her in improving her overall ‘Kenkey’ sales. Esi wants to use the future profits from her expanded business to ensure that all her children are able to receive an education.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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  • $12,522,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Esi to purchase an increased amount of frozen foods, which will aid her in improving her overall sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013