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Dorcas C. is married with 7 dependents and received an education through Junior High School. Since 1980, Dorcas has worked as a trader selling cooked rice at Kissi in Elmina. While Dorcas works as a trader, her husband is employed as a businessman. She uses her income to pay for her family’s school fees and bills. Dorcas will use the loan to purchase more rice in bags, which she will then cook and sell. With the new profits from her expanded business, Dorcas plans to continue working on the house that she has started building.

Additional Information

Important Information About CRAN

Please note that Kiva considers loans to this Field Partner, CRAN, to be particularly HIGH RISK. This organization has had very serious delinquency problems brought about by problems with its credit methodology, local environmental shocks including a depletion of local fisheries in its core area of operation (Cape Coast and the Central Province), and insufficient follow up with late clients. Lenders to this business should be aware that there is an increased risk of not getting repaid on this loan due to the challenges facing the Field Partner.

CRAN's creditors - including Kiva - have entered into a new Restructuring Agreement (For more information, please see CRAN's Field Partner profile: ). Kiva will extend its ongoing policy of allowing CRAN to continue to raise funds on the Kiva website. New funds raised will be used to make repayments on older CRAN loans via Kiva’s standard net billing process.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,960,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Dorcas to purchase more rice in bags to cook and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 24, 2009