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Mary T. is 24 years old. She is married and has given birth to a child. According to her, her child is in the basic school. She lives with her child and husband in a rented apartment in a fishing community called Aquase, near Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.

Mary is a trader. She trades to support her husband take care of the family. She trades in yams. She procures yam tubers from the farmers in the nearby farming communities at affordable prices. She distributes mostly to food vendors and retailers in her community. Mary says she also cooks some of the yams and sells them with stew.

She has been trading for two years and wants a loan to procure yam tubers in bulk. She hopes to increase her profit margin and expand her business.

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  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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  • $12,522,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Mary to procure yam tubers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009