Salamatu is married and has six children. She has been through junior high school. She sells wakye at Abura. 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 colour. Then, she adds the rice to the bean mixture. She cooks the rice and beans until they become tender enough to eat.
Wakye is normally eaten with macaroni, wele (cow skin), gari (manioc couscous), salad with pepper sauce, tomato sauce, fish, or meat.
Salamatu's husband is a mason. She assists her husband to take care of the home. Salamatu will use the loan to purchase rice, beans and other items to cook 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.