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Martha B. sells eggs in crates. She buys from poultry farmers in nearby villages and sells to beverage and food vendors in her community. In addition to her egg business, she also buys cereals such as beans, groundnut, etc to sell. She has been in business for six years.

Martha is fifty-one years old and divorced with five children; three boys and two girls. They are all at different levels of their education from basic school to completing tertiary education. Martha and her children live in Bibiani in the Western Region of Ghana. She says her ex-husband does not help in any way with their children’s upbringing. This has not been easy for her but she works very hard to meet her children's needs.

She wants a loan to procure eggs in bulk so she can supply to more customers and increase her profit margin. It is her desire to help all her children make it to tertiary level of education.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,624,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.3
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Martha to buy more crates of eggs to sell in the markets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 5, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009