Yaa A. is married to a farmer and they have seven children. Yaa sells palm oil in Abrafo, a village near Abura. She first purchases palm fruit (shown in the picture) and boils the fruit to extract the oil, which she then sells.
Yaa is keen to grow her business and will use the loan to purchase more palm fruit so that she can extract more oil for sale. She plans to save up the additional profits to buy a piece of land for her family some day.
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.