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Elizabeth B. is 43 years old. She is married and has three children. All of her children attend school - junior high and the basic schools. She is a seamstress by profession. Elizabeth lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in Mampong in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Her husband is a farmer.

She owns a shop where she works as a seamstress. Elizabeth procures all kinds of materials from Kumasi and sews many designs for sale. She also sews for clients who come with their own materials. Elizabeth says she has some apprentices, who she is training currently. According to her, a number of the apprentices have graduated and run their own businesses. She has been in the sewing business for 26 years.

She requests a loan to procure more fabric and other sewing accessories. She hopes to pay for her children's school at higher levels.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 26
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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 $425 helped Elizabeth procure fabric and sewing accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009