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Abena F. is a 36 year old local restaurant operator. She is married and has five kids. Four of her children attend school while her last born has not yet started school. She prepares and sells local foods like "fufu," "banku," and other local dishes in the lorry station at Agogo, the city where she lives with her family. She has being in this business for the past five years now. "Fufu" is prepared from cooked and pounded cassava and plantain with mortar and pestle, which is taken with all kinds of soup. "Banku" is prepared from corn and cassava dough boiled and taken with hot pepper or soup.

Abena says that the prices of raw materials have gone up significantly and she needs the support of a loan to enable her meet her production costs. With the loan, she wants to purchase more raw materials, like bags of maize, baskets of cassava, plantain, meat, fish, vegetables, and firewood, to prepare her meals. She would be grateful for that assistance.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 20
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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 Abena to buy ingredients like maize, cassava, plantain, meat, fish, and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009