Portia M. is a trader working at Abee near the fishing town of Elmina. She is married to a taxi driver and has one child. Portia sells drinks and powder as well as hand bags and kitchen utensils. She has been doing this job for 6 years now.
Portia uses her income to assist her husband in the payment of school fees and utility bills. Her plan is to expand her business. Therefore she would like to purchase more bags and utensils for sale. Portia hopes to increase her profits to reinvest into her business, but to also take care of her children so they can enjoy a good education.
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.
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