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Ekua, married with seven dependents, has been a fishmonger and a chop bar operator in Elmina for 20 years. She cooks foods such as banku, fufu, rice-balls, etc. Her income helps to pay the utility bills and school fees.

Ekua will use the loan to purchase fish, maize, cassava, plantain and other ingredients to cook for sale. With the new profits from her expanded business, Ekua plans to further her children's education. The photo shows her standing close to the oven she uses for the fish.

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
  • 42
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,736,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.5
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Ekua to purchase fish, maize, cassava, plantain and other ingredients to cook for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 28, 2011