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Michael A. is 31 years old. He is married and expecting his first-born child any moment. He has been sewing for seven years. He is a specialist in women's and men's wear. His skills and designs are in a class by themselves. He sews various kinds of styles that give his customers new look, like kaba and slit, wedding dresses, funeral clothes, men's short sleeved shirts, kids' wear, etc. He also sews children's school uniforms for most of the schools in Obuasi as subsidiary to give him extra income to support his family.

Michael wants to use the loan to buy sewing materials like linen, thread, thimbles, etc. to increase his output and efficiency. He hopes to increase his savings to provide for his family, including his unborn child. He is a member of the community group called 'Judah Abusua Kuo' Trust Group. In this group, members guarantee for one another as social collateral to access and repay the loan.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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  • $12,624,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.1
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Michael to buy sewing materials such as linen, thread, thimbles, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2008
Sep 14, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009