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Margaret T. is 41 years old. She is a wife and the mother of three kids. Margaret loves sellingCurrently, all her kids are in school. She lives with her family in Bawjiase community, near Accra, the capital city of Ghana, in a family house. She works very hard to help her husband take care of the family. Her husband sells hardware.

Margaret loves selling goods, the business through which she obtains a daily source of livelihood. She has been selling cassava for seven years to support her family. Cassava is one of the favorite staple foods that supply carbohydrate components in people's diets. It is mostly used in preparation of local dishes like “fufu” and “banku”.

Margaret takes delivery of goods from farmers who provide her with direct supply. This enables her to avoid middlemen who would buy from the farmers and resell to her at higher prices. With this loan, she wants to purchase cassava in bulk to serve her customers. She hopes to use part of her profit to pay for her kids'n schooling. Margaret is a member of a community group called "Maranatha Trust Group". In this group, members guarantee and support one another to repay their loans.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 19
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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 $450 helped Margaret to purchase cassava in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 31, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009