Florence N. makes a living selling bags of water at Chapel Square near Elmina. She has received a high-school education, is married and has three children. Her husband makes a living as a trader. Florence has been selling bags of water since 2000, and works hard to help her husband support their children and pay school fees and utility bills. She will use this loan to buy more bags of water to sell. Florence hopes to use additional income she earns to pay her children's school fees.
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.