Margaret A. sells fish, which she buys from fishermen at the seashore and then sends to the market to sell at Elmina. Behind her are the ovens on which she smokes her fish. Margaret has no educational background. She is single with three grandchildren. Margaret has been selling fish since 1980. She is responsible for paying the children's school fees and also pays the family's rent. Her loan will be used to buy fish in larger quantities to sell at the market. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to educate her grandchildren.
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: http://www.kiva.org/partners/91 ). 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.