Ekua is married and has four children. Her husband is a mason. Ekua cooks food such as fufu with goat soup, banku with okra and other types of soups at Kwaprow, which she has done for 4 years. Ekua pays the rent as a way of supporting her husband. She wishes to expand her cooking business, so a loan will help her buy more food items to cook for sale. She has plans of reinvesting the additional profit into selling of soft drinks.
In this photograph Ekua can be seen peeling the cassava to be boiled for the fufu.
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.