Fante kenkey is made from fermented corn dough. Efua is into the business of making kenkey. The dried plantain leaves that she is arranging will be used to wrap the dough to boil.
Efia is single and has 8 children. She has been in the kenkey business for about 10 years. Having to take care of 8 children has not been that easy for her, and so a loan from Kiva will help buy bags of maize to make Fante kenkey to sell.
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.