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Abena A. is thirty-four years old. She is divorced but has given birth to three children -- two boys and a girl. Abena says two of her children are currently in primary school, while the last is yet to start. She lives with her family in a rented house in Offinso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Offinso is both a farming and commercial community.

Abena works very hard to take care of the children as her ex-husband does not contribute in any way as far as the children’s upkeep is concerned. She sells fresh yam in the local market square. She procures the tubers of yam from the farmers in her community and those in the surrounding villages. Abena has been in business for eight years. She also distributes the yam to some food vendors in her community. She wants a loan to buy tubers of yam on a large scale so that she can distribute to more customers, and probably trek to nearby towns to sell, so she can increase her profit margin. It is her dream to give all her children good formal education.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 26
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  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.3
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Abena to buy yams in bulk and increase her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2009
Feb 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009