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Patience, 34, is a single mother of two. She lives in her mother's home with her siblings and children. She works hard every day to improve her income and to be able to have a better quality of life. Patience's job is selling sauce pans, rice cookers, and blenders.

She has been working in this trade for 9 years, working alone and earning well. She alternates this trade with the sale of piped water.
For now, she is continuing to work in the sale of sauce pans, rice cookers, blenders, etc. and she likes what she does. She ensures that she keeps customers that she has earned over the passing of time.

This is her seventh loan with ID-Ghana, a Kiva partner, thanks to whom she has been offered the opportunity to access finances that offer her the security to continue with her work. On the other hand, she is committed to fulfilling her repayments in a punctual manner. With the requested amount of 1,600 GHS she will primarily buy sauce pans, rice cookers, blenders, and other items to sell to customers.

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.


About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Patience to buy sauce pans, rice cookers, blenders and other items to sell to customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014