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Simowah Susana
Simowah Susana A. is a single mother of two. She has been making and selling kenkey at Kokowada near Elmina for the past 20 years. Kenkey is a staple in Ghanian diet made from fermented maize or cassava dough, and usually served with fried fish and pepper sauce.

To improve her earnings and provide for her children’s education, Simowah wishes to grow her food business. This loan will be used to purchase more maize and other ingredients to expand her food production. The extra profits will be saved for her children’s education.

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
  • 26
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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 $275 helped Simowah Susana to purchase ingredients to make kenkey for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2011