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Mary A., 23, sells drinks (malt, fan milk, fan ice, etc.) and meat pies in a shop by the roadside. She procures the drinks from the wholesale dealers in the regional capital, Cape Coast, and bakes the meat pies herself. In addition to the snacks business, Mary also sells phone credits.

This hard working young woman is single and lives independently. She says she wants to be financially secure before she enters into marriage. Mary lives alone in a rented apartment in a fishing community called Aquase, near Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana. She has been in business for eight years and wants a loan to procure drinks in bulk and produce pies on a large scale.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mary to buy drinks in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Apr 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009