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Rose B. is 38 years old. She is a married mother of two children. According to her, her children are still in school: one in junior high school and the other in primary school. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region of Ghana. She says though her husband is employed, she still needs to work to make some income to support him.

Rose is a food vendor. She prepares and sells kenkey. Kenkey is prepared from corn dough. It is served hot with pepper and fried fish. She procures the maize from farmers in the nearby villages. She sells on a tabletop by the roadside in the evenings. She has been in business for two years. Rose wants a loan to procure maize and other ingredients in bulk. She aspires to give her children the best education she can afford.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
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    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Rose to procure maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009