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Martha D. is thirty–five years old. She is married with three children, two sons and one daughter. Her first son is married and living outside the family home. Her other two children are in school. She operates a “chop bar” (restaurant), where she sells local dishes such as fufu, which is prepared from cooked pounded cassava and plantain, banku, made from milled maize and cassava, and rice balls. These dishes are mostly served hot with soups.

Martha says the cost of raw materials has gone up and that she needs a loan to enable her to meet production costs. She wants to purchase raw materials like cassava, plantain, rice, vegetables, and maize to prepare her meals. She wants to work harder to save enough money to help sponsor her children to higher levels.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Martha to procure foodstuffs for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Feb 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009