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Besides being an entrepreneur, Esther A., 51, takes care of her five kids. Currently, one of the males has graduated from the university and others are pursuing education in senior and junior high schools. She wants to make sure that she is financially able to support all of her children to the highest degree of education possible. She lives with her husband, a farmer, and her children in their own house at Kwahu Da, a farming community in the Eastern region of Ghana. She also runs a grocery shop to help her husband provide for the family. She sells products like evaporated milk, candies, toiletries, pomade, bottled water, etc. She has been in business for four years now.

Esther is expecting higher profits if she receives her loan. She will be adding more products to her grocery stall in the community. Her grocery products sell very quickly after she purchases them. Also, she will be adding vegetables and spices on top of table to diversify her trading.

Esther is a member of the community group called ‘Anigyee’ (meaning Happiness). Members in this group guarantee for one another as social collateral to access the loan and support one another in handling repayment of the loan.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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  • $12,522,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Esther to purchase groceries in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009