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Mary's Group
In this Group: Grace , Hannah , Mary
Mary is the featured borrower of this group. She came along with her group member to acquire a total loan amount of GHS 1900 from Kiva's partner, ID-Ghana, because they have always been neighbors and friends.

Mary is a 58-year-old married mother of one child. She has been selling 'koobi' (salted fish) at her residence for twenty years. Her child is at the high school level, he is 18 years old and sometimes he assists in the sale of items.

Mary is acquiring a loan amount of GHS 600 from Kiva's partner, ID-Ghana, to buy 'koobi' from the wholesale market to sell to customers. Mary is at the middle in the picture. As for Grace and Hannah, they sell drinks and comb-supply respectively.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.


About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,522,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mary's Group's $875 loan helped a member to buy 'koobi' (salted fish) from the wholesale market to sell to customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014