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Christina D. is married and living with her three children. She has received senior high education. Her husband is a trader.

Christina sells varieties of body lotions and hair creams at Elmina and has been doing this for some time now. She uses her income to support her husband in taking care of the children and any other expenditures that may come her way.

Christina will add the loan acquired to her initial capital to buy more body lotion, hair creams and other cosmetics to sell. With the new profits from her expanded business, she plans to save to buy a piece of land.

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
  • 39
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,582,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Christina to buy more body lotion, hair creams and other cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 9, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 25, 2010