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Mary N. is a 38-year-old woman. She is married with six kids. Currently two of them have completed high school. To support her family, Mary bakes and sells bread to the working community and at bus stops in Obuasi, a busy mining town in Ghana. She wants to use this loan to buy more flour, margarine, sugar, vegetable oil, etc. to avoid price hikes. She believes the loan will enable her to save more for the kids' education.

Mary is a member of the trust group called "Adekyensroma Trust Group". In this group, members guarantee for one another as social collateral to access a loan and peer pressure to repay the loan.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,522,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.2
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Mary to buy more flour, margarine, sugar, vegetable oil etc. to use to bake bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2008
Aug 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009