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Esi A. sells maize and banku: she goes to the market buys maize in large quantities and uses some for banku at Elmina near Liverpool Street. Esi has no educational background. She is married and has six dependants. Her husband is a fisherman. Esi has been selling sells maize and banku since the year 1999. She supports the husband in the payment of school fees and utility bills. Her loan will be used to buy more maize and use some for banku. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to save to buy a land.

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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
  • 23
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,565,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Esi her loan will be used to buy more maize and use some for banku.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2009
Sep 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2010