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Gifty is single and sells children's ware and a traditional food popularly known as "boodo" (made from ripe plantain) at Ankwanda near Elmina. She is responsible for herself and uses her income for her upkeep.

Gifty needs this loan to purchase more children's ware for sale and plantain for food preparation for sale. Gifty hopes to use her new profit to continue her education.

The picture was taken in her storage room where she keeps the plantain till it is ripped and read for use.

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
  • 34
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,960,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.6
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Gifty to purchase more children's ware for sale and plantain for food preparation for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 23, 2012