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Grace is 51 years old and married. She has been successfully running chop bar (local restaurant) for nine years at the corner of her house. She offers varieties of cook local food like kenkey (cooked maize paste) and fish, banku (cooked maize and cassava paste) and soup, and fufu (process cassava and plantain) and soup. She sells enough to provide for her family.

Grace is requesting a loan for 1,200 GHS, which she will use to buy ingredients such as cassava, plantain, corn dough, and vegetables. She will use these items to prepare good and healthy food to sell to her customers and meet the increasing demand consistently. She wishes to utilize part of her revenues to increase her business capital.

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About ID Ghana

ID Ghana is a microfinance NGO that provides financial and social services to underserved urban communities in Accra. ID Ghana’s socially-oriented business model provides clients with a number of social services, including financial literacy training, group discussions led by peer educators on health and nutrition education, child schooling, basic medical services, and counseling and legal services for women victims of violence.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,624,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Grace to purchase ingredients such as cassava, plantain, corn dough, and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014