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Dorothy A. is twenty–five years old. She is divorced and has one child, a boy in the basic school. She lives with the family in a rented apartment in a small town called Simpa. Simpa is a farming community which is a few kilometers from Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana. Being a single parent, Dorothy works very hard to provide for herself and her son.
She deals in ready-made clothes for both sexes. Dorothy buys her goods from big boutiques in the cities. She says she treks to nearby markets to do business. Dorothy has been in business for six years.
Dorothy wants a loan to buy varieties of textiles in bulk so she can offer goods in many more places. It is her dream to sponsor her child to have the best of education.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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  • $12,634,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Dorothy to buy dresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009