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We provide financial services to rural Africans living in poverty with the mission of helping them reach their personal and financial goals.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Financial Services
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Website

Company Summary

We work to achieve our mission of helping rural Africans to reach their personal and financial goals by providing savings accounts, small loans, business management education, and relevant local mentorship to primarily women in small villages across rural Ghana.


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    Samantha Rayner
    Executive Director

    Sammie implemented the pilot micro-credit program that marked the inception of Lumana in 2008, which occurred through meeting members of the Atorkor Development Foundation in Ghana. She has been the driver of Lumana’s strategic expansion ever since. Sammie is Lumana's operations director, overseeing programs and communications between teams in Ghana and the US as well as managing the organization's finance and accounting systems.

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    Cole Hoover
    Director of Progrmas

    Cole Hoover is co-founder of Lumana and currently works as the Director of Programs ensuring that Lumana's projects in Ghana are strategically planned while leveraging the support of team members and community supporters around the world. Cole also leads the fellowship program which connects young leaders from many different countries with hands on experiences working with our microcredit programs in Ghana.

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    Kate Ellenz
    Operations Manager

    Kate is a recent Seattle University graduate with a major in international relations, history, and Japanese. Over the summer of 2011, Kate put together Lumana's annual benefit dinner, and now acts as Operations Manager, focusing her work as executive assistant, managing event planning and community outreach, media and marketing oversight, grant and corporate sponsorship management.