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Kpanmanga Bimbilla - Gumbihini Group
In this Group: Shanka , Awabu , Mariam , Sheitu , Munida , Azaratu , Chantiba , Adamu , Arahamatu , Fuseina , Mayisha , Rabi , Arahamatu , Ayi , Anifatu , Awabu , Azara , Sana , Hawa , Lachia , Alimatu , Arahamatu , Samata , Rukaya , Wuzema , Sana , Rahinatu , Hamdia , Awabu , Awabu , Safura , Rashida , Meli , Sekana , Azara , Balchisu
Awabu is a 46-year-old active woman from Bimbilla in the Northern part of Ghana. She is married and has seven children. She is the person squatting with both hands placed on the basin of shea nuts in their group picture.

Awabu is a member of this shea butter processing group which has been doing business over the last two years. Their group is called ‘Kpanmanga Bimbilla - Gumbihini’ Women Association. She makes good profits from the business since she has been trained by Grameen Ghana on improving ways of processing high quality shea butter and selling to customers around Ghana.

Awabu and the group have asked for a loan of GHS 14,750. Her share of the loan will help her to buy and process five bags of shea nuts into shea butter. By so doing, she will earn more income and hence repay this loan and support her children’s educational and health needs.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed to help farmers and other workers finance a range of activities including cultivation, inputs, harvesting, processing and marketing of different agricultural produce. Shea nut pickers and processors in rural Ghana will use these loans to access funding to process premium quality nuts and butter for international buyers. The funding goes towards the purchase of equipment, labor, and working capital during the processing period. Grameen Ghana links the borrowers with international buyers in order to eliminate intermediaries and realize better value for their produce. By funding this loan, you are helping ensure the success and job stability of farmers including that of Shea nut pickers and processors.

About Grameen Ghana

Grameen Ghana is a microfinance institution that aims to alleviate poverty in Northern Ghana by empowering underserved communities through financial services and educational training. The organization provides clients with loans for agricultural workers, shea nut processors, and for solar lighting purchases. At the same time, it promotes holistic development for clients through credit and financial literacy courses, savings programs and more. Kiva lenders’ funds are enabling Grameen Ghana to grow and develop its high-demand agribusiness/shea loans and solar energy loans.

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
  • 13
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,276,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kpanmanga Bimbilla - Gumbihini Group's $4,300 loan helped a member to buy and process five bags of shea nuts into shea butter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2014
Aug 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014