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Though Fausena grew up in poverty and without an education, this has not stopped her from fulfilling her dream of achieving a better life for her and her family. Currently, Fusena is an entrepreneur. She prepares and sells kenkey (a traditional Ghanaian dish made from corn dough and wrapped in banana leaves) for a living. She primarily sells her kenkey in Aseibu (near Cape Coast). Her business enterprise has grown substantially since she began 10 years ago.
Fausena uses the income from her business to help her husband raise their children. She has identified that there are growing demands among consumers for her kenkey. Nevertheless she is unable to meet their needs due to a limited inventory capacity. Thus she aims to use her loan to purchase a greater quantity of maize, therefore helping her to prepare more of her tasty kenkey. With the new profits from her expanded business, Fausena wants to buck the trend of poverty by ensuring that all her children will be given the opportunity to further distance their family from poverty.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,277,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Fausena to purchase a greater quantity of maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 20, 2014