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Mariama I. is 37 years old. She is married with four children. All are in school - junior high and primary school. Her husband is a farmer while she is a food vendor. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in Mampong, in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

She cooks rice and stew in her house and sells at the community centre in the mornings. She buys bags of rice and other ingredients from wholesalers in her community. Mariama has been in this business for nineteen years.

Mariama wants a loan to procure more bags of rice and other ingredients. She hopes to sponsor her children in school to higher levels.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $12,624,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mariama procure bags of rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009