Comfort is a widow who has two children. After completing senior high school 15 years ago, she has been selling wakye (rice and beans) to people in the village of Jukwa. The loan money will help Comfort to buy beans, rice, tomatoes, pepper to make wakye and to support her family, especially as she is the sole breadwinner.
Wakye is a traditional rice dish in Ghana. To prepare wakye, she gets her beans, rice, and colored leaves from the market. She cooks the beans until they become tender and adds the colored leaves to give them a reddish color. Then she adds the rice to the bean mixture. She cooks the rice and beans until they become tender to eat.
Wakye is normally eaten with macaroni, wele (cow skin), gari, salad with pepper sauce, tomatoes sauce, fish, or meat.
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.