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Helena A. is 52 years old. She is married and the mother of four kids. Currently, the kids are all in school. She has been sewing for thirty years now. In addition to that she also bakes pastries.

Helena is a specialist in female wears. Her skills and designs have class. She sews various kinds of styles that give her customers a new look. She sews children's school uniform, church attire, kaba and slit, wedding dress, funeral clothes, and more.

She wants to use this loan to buy increased supplies of sewing materials, like linen, threads, and thimbles, to increase her output and efficiency. Through her dedication and hard work Helena has two apprentices whom she is training in sewing as their future sources of livelihood. Helena believes in education and she hopes that the loan would improve her business enough to increase her savings and provide her children with quality education. She would be grateful for your contribution to making her dreams come through.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,522,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.3
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Helena to buy increased supplies of sewing material, like linen, threads, and thimbles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009