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Irene is divorced and has one child. Irene graduated from middle school to become an established businesswoman. She decided to use her technical knowledge gained in school to start a seamstress business in Soba (near Hohoe). She has been actively involved in this business for about 30 years. Irene uses her income to provide for the entire family. Irene will use the loan to purchase thread, zippers, linen and cloth to improve her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Irene plans to diversify the type of products that she sells and adapt to customers' changing preferences.

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  • $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 Irene to purchase thread, zippers, linen and cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013