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Although she has received no prior formal education, Maame is an entrepreneur. She specializes in preparing and selling ‘Banku’ (a traditional Ghanaian dish made using fermented corn/cassava dough that is mixed proportionally and cooked in hot water into a smooth whitish consistent paste). She usually sells her ‘Banku’ in Kufur (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in preparing and selling ‘Banku’ for 15 years. Maame is married and has three children. Her husband works as a carpenter. The proceeds from her business normally go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees. Maame wants to use her loan to purchase a greater quantity of cassava and maize, thus increasing her current inventory levels. As a result, this will allow her to sell greater quantities of her tasty ‘Banku’. In the long term, Maame plans to reinvest the future profits back into her business, thus helping her expand and meet the rising customer demands.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.1
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Maame to purchase more cassava and maize to make banku to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013