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Mary E. is fifty-two years old. She is married and has two children, one at the university and the other in senior high school. She has been married for almost thirty years. Her husband is a teacher who teaches in the government school in their community.

Mary enjoys selling and she is motivated to work hard because she dreams of a better future for her children. She owns and operates a grocery shop and sells items like rice, sugar, vegetable oil, bottled water, body and hair creams, and skimmed powdered milk. However, she is constrained by low capital from making meaningful progress.

She is requesting a loan to buy more rice, sugar, vegetable oil, body and hair creams etc. to make increased profits. She believes that, with her good customer relations, the loan will enable her to realize her dream.

She belongs to the Maranatha village bank. She hopes to receive GH¢800 to restock her inventory.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 19
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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 $575 helped Mary to buy more bags of rice, bags of sugar, cartons of vegetable oil, boxes of body and hair creams etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009