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Ama A. started her local restaurant nine years ago in Goaso where she lives. Since then, she has become one of the most popular food vendors in her neighborhood. She is now 35 years old and married with one kid and two step kids who are currently in school. Ama serves many kinds of local dishes, like fufu, rice balls, and banku, among others. Fufu is prepared from pounded cassava and plantain and taken with soup. Banku is prepared from milled maize grains and taken with hot pepper or soup.

Ama wants to use this loan to buy more raw materials, like bags of maize, baskets of cassava, plantain, meat, fish, and firewood. She also hopes to use part of the proceeds to finance her children's education. She is a member of the community group called Proverb Trust Group. In this group, members guarantee for one another as social collateral to access loan and peer pressure to repay the loan.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.2
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Ama ama would like to buy more raw materials, like bags of maize, cassava, plantain, meat, fish, and firewood for her popular food stand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2008
Sep 4, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009